Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

114th Congress

Number: 
114

Rush Commends the Announcement of a Level 1 Trauma Center on the South Side

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the announcement that a Level 1 trauma center will be established at Holy Cross Hospital:

“After more than five years of fighting for a Level 1 adult trauma center on the South Side, a decision to address the needs of a trauma desert has finally come.

Rush Announces Support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced today in the following statement that he will support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) when it comes to a vote before the House of Representatives next month:

“Since the beginning of this process I have been a strong advocate for a diplomatic resolution to this issue. After 14 years, our country is tired of war. We cannot — and must not — allow the diplomatic process to, again, be subverted by those who would perpetually beat the drums of war.

Rush Statement on Mondelēz International’s Chicago Facility Decision

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement regarding Mondelēz International’s announcement that it would be shifting approximately 600 jobs from their Southwest Chicago facility to Mexico:

“After learning about the potential loss of jobs at Mondelēz’s Chicago facility located in my district, I brought officials of the company to my office to urge them to keep their investment in Chicago and maintain these good-paying jobs at this facility. I regret their decision not to do so.

Rush Introduces H.R. 3306 — POWER Cuba Act of 2015

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called for continued action to further U.S. relations with Cuba. Rush introduced H.R. 3306, the POWER Cuba Act of 2015. The POWER Cuba Act would authorize the export of energy resources, energy technologies and related services to Cuba. Recent actions to improve diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba such as restoring full diplomacy and the reopening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington are steps in the right direction. Rush’s bill would do more to help spur commerce and help bring Cuba into the 21st Century.

Rush Votes NO on H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted NO, today, on H.R. 1599, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015”. Rush explained his vote by saying:

“Recently, I led a discussion with industry experts on food labeling. I was convinced then and I am convinced now that genetically modified foods — often known as GMOs — should be properly labeled.

Homeowners' Resource Fair

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Address: 
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
United States

 

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will host a “Homeowners Resource Fair.” It will take place on Saturday, July 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Cordell Reed Student Union Building at Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive.

This event is designed to provide his constituents with a “one-stop shop” experience where resources, information and counseling are available regarding homeownership, mortgage modification, and foreclosure prevention. Various lenders and housing agencies will be in attendance to provide one-on-one consulting opportunities, as well.

RSVP at congressmanrushdistrictevents@mail.house.gov. Questions, please call 773-224-6500.

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Please bring the following documents if you desire the services listed below. 

Pre-Approvals / Down Payment Assistance

  • Proof of household income (Last 30 Days)   (pay stubs, unemployment stubs, 2014 Social Security benefits statement, 2014 pension statement)
  • Three most recent bank statements (checking & savings)
  • Last two years of tax returns (2013 & 2014)
  • Copy of credit report  (Obtain a free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com or purchase one on-site for $20.)
  • Valid state-issued photo ID / U.S. Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • Last two years of W-2’s and/or 1099’s

Refinancing / Mortgage Modifications / Home Improvement Loans

  • Proof of household income (Last 30 Days)
  • Last two years of tax returns (2013 & 2014) 
  • Last two years of W-2’s and/or 1099’s
  • Two most recent mortgage statements
  • Three most recent bank statements (checking & savings)

Foreclosure Prevention

  • Two most recent mortgage statements                         
  • Three most recent bank statements (checking & savings)
  • Last two years of tax returns (2013 & 2014)
  • Current homeowners insurance (Declaration Page Only)
  • Letter(s) from bank/lender (and court documents, if received
  • Current property tax bill
  • Proof of household income
  • Valid state-issued photo ID / U.S Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • Last two years of W-2’s and/or 1099’s
114th Congress

Rush Speaks On H.R. 702, Legislation to Prohibit Restrictions on the Export of Crude Oil

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, spoke at today’s hearing on H.R. 702, To Adapt to Changing Crude Oil Market Conditions. In Rush’s opening statement he expressed that now is the appropriate time to revisit the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975. He described this law as outdated and stated that it is unnecessarily restricting the export of domestically produced crude oil.

Rush’s full statement is in the video below:

Rush Statement on White House Administration Commitment to Addressing Climate Change

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the White House Administration announced a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate- income communities, while expanding opportunities to join the solar workforce:

“As the White House furthers its commitment to expanding workforce development and implementing new clean energy initiatives — our country is moving in the right direction.

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