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Bobby Rush's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Date Title
April 20, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Make Federal Government "Model Employer" With Fair Chance Hiring Policies
April 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the Small Business Administration - Call for Federal Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by Winter Floods
March 20, 2016 Rush Travels to Cuba with President Obama
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
March 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - On the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need
Feb. 29, 2016 Rush's Bill Overwhelmingly Passes Republican Majority House
Feb. 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Federal Relief for Communities Impacted by December Storms
Feb. 25, 2016 In Wake of VW Scandal, Rush, Pallone, Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Fine Automakers for Violating Emissions Rules
Feb. 18, 2016 Rush, Durbin, Kirk, IDOT, City Of Chicago Announce $1.25 Million Federal Grant for Design of Grade Separation Project on 95th Street
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Request for Local Hiring Contract Initiative
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Norman Bay, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Continued Importance of PURPA for Renewable Energy
Feb. 10, 2016 Rush Supports Mondelēz Workers in Fight to Keep Their Jobs in Chicago Plant
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency - Recommending Scott Air Force Base for NGA-West
Feb. 8, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Calls For Robust Funding For The International Atomic Energy Agency
Jan. 25, 2016 Rush Sends Letter to Illinois Governor Requesting an End to the State Budget Crisis
Jan. 22, 2016 Rush Statement on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids
Jan. 12, 2016 Rush Applauds President Obama's Final State of the Union Address
Jan. 6, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Answers Regarding CA Gas Leak
Dec. 18, 2015 Rush Statement on H.R. 2029 -- Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Dec. 14, 2015 Letter to Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the United States Transportation Board, Ann Begeman, Vice Chairman United States Surface Transportation Board, and Deb Miller, Member of the United States Surface Transportation Board - On New Routes for Freight Network
Dec. 14, 2015 Rush Statement on Paris Climate Summit Agreement
Dec. 10, 2015 Letter to John T. Coli, Presidetn of Teamsters Local 727 - Support for Labor Strike in Alsip
Dec. 7, 2015 Rush Statement on DOJ investigation of CPD
Dec. 7, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Kay Granger, Chairwoman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State - Fund IAEA Iranian Inspections
Dec. 4, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Reject Attempts to Block Refugee Program in Omnibus Bill
Dec. 3, 2015 Excessive Use of Force by Police
Dec. 2, 2015 North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Fred Upton, Chairman of Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Hon. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Request for Climate Change Hearing
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - On Denying Syrian Refugees
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to Congressional Leadership - Bring a Clean Spending Bill to the Floor
Nov. 6, 2015 Rush Statement on President Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Announcement
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Extend Humanitarian Parole to 20,000 Syrians
Nov. 3, 2015 Rush Reintroduces Gun Legislation after Learning of 9-year-old's Shooting Death
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to Ed Royce, Chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Eliot Engel, Ranking member on House Committee on Foreign Affairs - Ukraine Caucus urges House to Investigate Malaysian Airlines flight MH17
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Ebola Virus
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Responding to Gun Violence in the U.S.
Oct. 28, 2015 Rush Votes to Enact Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - End Gun Violence Research Ban
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Raising the Debt Ceiling
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee and Frank Pallone, ranking member House Energy and Commerce Committee- Mental Health Care
Oct. 22, 2015 Hearing of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Opening Statement of Rep. Rush, Hearing on EPA's CO2 Regulations for New and Existing Plants
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman - Inmate Calling Services
Oct. 21, 2015 Rush Submits Extension of Remarks about Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates
Oct. 21, 2015 Inmate Calling Services
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services - LIHEAP Heating Assistance
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Yemen Airstrikes
Oct. 9, 2015 Rush Statement on Passage of H.R. 702, Change in U.S. Policy on Crude Oil Exports
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