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Bobby Rush's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
Date Title
Dec. 8, 2016 Sen. Booker and Rep. Rush Introduce Concurrent Resolution to Address Prison Reform and Changes to Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data
Dec. 1, 2016 Rush Votes YES on H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Call for Support for the U.S. Brewing Industry
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration
Nov. 17, 2016 Representatives Rush and Bustos Introduce Bill to Amend Safe Drinking Water Act
Nov. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Medicare Payments to Small Laboratories
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation - Investigate Colonial Pipeline Company
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Children's Health Insurance Program
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Answers and Improvements from the VA after Veterans Crisis Hotline Failures
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President, Republic of Colombia - Regarding the Peace Agreement with FARC
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Improve Veterans Crisis Line
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker and Democratic Leader, United States House of Representatives - Supporting the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security - Call for Temporary Protected Status for People From Nations Stricken by Ebola
Sept. 7, 2016 Rush, Durbin & Kirk to Introduce Bronzeville--Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Act
Sept. 1, 2016 Kirk, Durbin & Rush To Introduce Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Act
Aug. 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Postpone Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
Aug. 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Horacio Muratori, President, International Basketball Federation - End Discriminatory Policies Against Sikh Players
Aug. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office
Aug. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, Secretary of State - Prioritize Human Rights and Justice Reform In Bilateral Talks With Mexico
July 14, 2016 U.S. Representatives Rush & Pallone Propose New Legislation for $5 Million Grant Program to Address Lead Poisoning in Schools
July 8, 2016 Rush Statement on Dallas Shooting
July 6, 2016 Hearing of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - A Review of EPA's Regulatory Activity During the Obama Administration: Energy and Industrial Sectors
July 6, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections
June 30, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule
June 29, 2016 Rush Launches Greater Chatham Initiative, A Historic Neighborhood Development and Economic Growth Program
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development - Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 22, 2016 President Signs Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill Into Law
June 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, United States House of Representatives - S.J.Res. 28
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal
June 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Interior, Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director of the Council on Environmental Quality, and Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management - Coal Regulations
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, Department of State - Calling on Secretary John Kerry to meet US Commitment to Syrian Refugees
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men
June 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Create Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth
June 13, 2016 Pipeline Safety Bill Heads to President
June 8, 2016 Securing America's Future Energy: Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Seeking To Improve Efficiency & Lift Arbitrary Cap On Screeners
June 8, 2016 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
June 8, 2016 House Passes Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill
June 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce
June 6, 2016 House to Consider Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill Wednesday
June 6, 2016 Rush Responds to Rauner's Criticism of CPS
June 6, 2016 #OnTheFloor: House to Consider Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill WEDNESDAY
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
May 25, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Hon. Peter A. DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Hon. Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Management, and the Hon. Grace F. Napolatino, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment - Inclusion of Des Plaines River Project in Water Resources Development Act
May 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois and the Hon. John J. Cullerton, Michael J. Madigan, Christine Radogno, and Jim Durkin, Legislative Leaders - Prevent Clinton Nuclear Plant Closure
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
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