Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

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From Bronzeville to Markham, Hyde Park to Evergreen Park, Chatham to Tinley Park, Auburn Gresham to Frankfort and Morgan Park to Mokena, Illinois’ 1st Congressional District is one of the most politically important and culturally diverse districts in the United States. Spanning a broad range of geographies, municipalities, and communities, we are home to leading educational institutions, thriving small- to mid-sized businesses, and a population base that showcases the diversity — whether it be, racial, cultural, religious, or economic — that exemplifies the United States. We’re even home to the First Family of the United States!

Our district has much to be proud of but there is much work to be done. Far too many children and families are living in neighborhoods that are plagued with crime and economic hopelessness. It’s also true that because we’ve rolled up our sleeves, we have much to celebrate. Whether it’s the economic benefits that stem from infrastructure projects like the 35th Street ‘Lou’ Jones/Bronzeville Metra Station in Chicago or the vibrant retail commerce that takes place along the 159th Street Commercial Corridor in the southwest suburbs those who visit our district will find a people and a community who are committed to the long term growth and vitality of the place we call home.

My staff and I count it a privilege to serve the diverse population of the 1st Congressional District of Illinois and we welcome your feedback on how we can make the service we provide even more effective on your behalf.

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Jun 15, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement in response to the deplorable and despicable situation taking place at Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, which have been reported by the Chicago Tribune.
May 31, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), delivered the following remarks today at the Housing Authority of Cook County groundbreaking
May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), rebuked Republican colleagues for ignoring the issues black and brown Americans face.

Rush Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), released the following statement on President Trump’s rash decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action:

“With this decision, we have witnessed yet another example of a temperamentally unfit and reckless president who will do anything to undo the successes of the prior Administration.

May 7, 2018 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), released the following statement on plan to introduce bill to make lynching a federal crime:

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