Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

114th Congress


Rush Begins 114th Congress with Strong Legislative Agenda

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) heads into the 114th Congress offering a strong legislative agenda to address international affairs, consumer data security and online safety, small business funding and college sports.

Rush intends to reintroduce four key legislative bills as a benchmark to the new session. Rush’s comprehensive legislative agenda consist of:

The United States-Cuba Normalization Act

Rush Reelected Ranking Democrat on Energy and Power Subcommittee

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) was reelected today to the position of Ranking Democratic Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Following his re-election, Rush said:

“First, to my constituents of Illinois’ 1st Congressional District it is an honor to serve you in the 114th Congress.

“Second, I would like to thank my Democratic colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee for reelecting me to once again serve as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.”

Rush Votes NO on H.R. 30, the “Save American Workers Act of 2015”

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted against repealing the 30 hours a week threshold and replacing it with a 40 hour per week requirement. H.R. 30, the “Save American Workers Act of 2015”, would modify the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) definition of a full-time employee, from 30 hours a week to an increase of 40 hours a week. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that it would increase the country’s deficit by over $53 billion over 10 years.