Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Jan 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) along with Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting a review of the Federal Communication Commission’s deployment of the Lifeline National Verifier.

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), today released the following statement on the passage of the Republican short-term government funding legislation (also known as the Continuing Resolution, or CR).

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee and U.S.

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Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — For the fifth time in 30 years, Republicans have shut down the federal government.  As the nation braces for the Trump Shutdown, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called out Republicans for failing to allow a bipartisan solution to keep the government open and meet the needs of the American people.

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Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), today released the following statement on the Republican initiated government shutdown:

“This government shutdown is caused by Congressional Republicans who refuse to govern and work across the aisle with Democrats.  The only people who suffer in this petty partisan gridlock are the American people.  

Jan 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, delivered the following opening remarks today at the hearing on “LNG Exports and PURPA Modernization”
 
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Jan 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced legislation to direct the Department of the Interior to conduct a study of Fort Pillow to determine if the area would qualify as a unit of the National Park Service.

Jan 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON –   Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced the “Child Marriage Prevention Act.”  This bill would clarify definitions relating to marriage under federal law to prevent child marriages. 

A February 2017 study by Unchained At Last found that, between 2000 and 2010, 248,000 children had been married in the United States, mostly to adult men. 

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), today released the following statement on the Republican short-term government funding legislation (also known as the Continuing Resolution, or CR).

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Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced the selection of 12 young men and women from the 1st District of Illinois to receive nominations to America's top service academies.
 
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