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August 10, 2021

CHICAGO — This week, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) toured the site for the new 900,000 sq. ft.

August 4, 2021

Arthur Roby, a Kenwood Academy graduate and Hyde Park resident, won Rep. Bobby Rush's 1st District Congressional Art Competition for his portrait of Amanda Gorman reading her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden's inauguration.

July 30, 2021

Citing his own personal experience, a Chicago congressman is calling for a federal probe into what he sees as rampant racial prejudice in the home appraisal business.

Issues:Civil Rights
July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — This week, in a letter to U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called for a study on the disparities in home appraisal values between white- and Black-owned homes across the United States, as well as the causes behind the disparities.

Issues:Civil Rights
July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) applauded House passage of $1.57 million to fund critical projects in the 1st District as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills.

July 29, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of the Bradley sisters from their South Side apartment, Rep. Bobby Rush is pleading with Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to create a task force to bring them and other missing women of color home.

July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called on Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to develop a task force to address a growing backlog of unsolved missing person and murder cases and determine necessary strategies to specifically address cases involving minority women and children.

Issues:Civil Rights
July 28, 2021

Lana Waters is an employee and parent of a child in programs at Ada S. McKinley. She was bartender who became unemployed when restaurants and bars closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While her child was attending the child center, she was offered a job opportunity with Ada S. McKinley, as a contact tracer. “Ada S.

July 23, 2021

CHICAGO — On Saturday, July 24th at 11:30 AM CT, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D‑Ill.) will speak at Emmett Till's gravesite at Burr Oak Cemetery as part of a weekend-long commemoration of what would have been Emmett Till's 80th birthday on Sunday, July 24.

Issues:Civil Rights
July 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) led the entire Illinois delegation in a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman supporting Governor J.B.