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Bobby Rush's Public Statements

Full Name: Bobby L. Rush
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 6 Children (1 deceased)
Birth Date: 11/23/1946
Birth Place: Albany, GA
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
Issue Position: Affordable Care Act
Issue Position: Public Safety
Issue Position: Economy and Jobs
Issue Position: Energy
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
July 16, 2014 Violence in Chicago
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
July 16, 2014 Violence in Chicago
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter on Iraq Action
June 26, 2014 Rush Commends Social Media Giant for Taking Action in Revealing Diversity Numbers in Recent Report
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 20, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Increased Classroom Connectivity for Underserved Communities
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
June 18, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Butterfield and Price Press EPA Administrator for Stricter Standards on Coal Ash
June 17, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Africa Immigration Issue
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy
June 12, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei
June 12, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration Hiring Process
June 3, 2014 Congressman Rush Convenes Summit of Chicago's Leadership to Stem Violence in the City's Most Violent Beat
June 3, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Call for Hearing on S&P Report on Climate Change
June 2, 2014 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Campaign Finance Decisions
May 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 29, 2014 Rush Commends Google for Taking Action in Addressing Diversity in Recent Report
May 29, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations
May 29, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture- Protect Captive Orcas and Marine Mammals
May 28, 2014 Letter to John Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay - Security Breach
May 28, 2014 Letter to John Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. - Data Security Concerns
May 28, 2014 Rush Statement on Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou
May 28, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Profiling at Courthouses
May 27, 2014 Barton, Rush Welcome FTC Report Calling for Greater Transparency and Accountability Among Data Brokers
May 27, 2014 Letter to Ashley Higgins, United States Department of Education - Gainful Employment Rule
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits
May 21, 2014 Rush Co-Sponsors Key Legislation to Address Restless Nights for Sleep Apnea Sufferers
May 21, 2014 Letter to House Colleagues - Oppose the McKinley Amendment to H.R. 4435
May 21, 2014 Rush Cosponsors Key Legislation to Address Restless Nights for Sleep Apnea Sufferers
May 1, 2014 Rush Cosponsors Legislation to Stop Taxpayers Subsidies for Fined Sports Owners
May 1, 2014 Rush Cosponsors Legislation to Stop Taxpyers Subsidies for Fined Sports Owners
May 1, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ed Whitfield, Chairman Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Latest Findings from IPCC Reports
April 30, 2014 Rush, Whitfield, Johnson Introduces the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act of 2014
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 8, 2014 Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
April 4, 2014 Rush and Barton Introduce HR 4400, the DATA Act of 2014
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
April 3, 2014 Rush Opening Statement to the Department of Energy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Hearing
April 2, 2014 Rush Introduces the Motor Vehicle Act of 2014
March 31, 2014 Letter to Tom Latham, Chairman, and Ed Pastor, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
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