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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

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
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
Oct. 29, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Defense Spending
Aug. 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Military Action in Syria
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
May 20, 2013 Letter to Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - United States-India Homeland Security
April 23, 2013 Letter to Honorable Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Civilian Furloughs
March 27, 2012 Letter to Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense
Dec. 15, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Nov. 4, 2011 Letter to Honorable Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Oct. 13, 2011 10 Years of War in Afghanistan: At What Cost?
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
May 10, 2011 Letter to Chairman McKeon
May 1, 2011 Statement by U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush on the Death of Osama Bin Laden
March 10, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Pete King, U.S. Representative, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman
March 10, 2011 McGovern Joins Colleagues Urging Rep. King to Focus on All Terrorist Extremism
Oct. 13, 2010 Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
June 9, 2010 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
Aug. 20, 2009 Rush Comes to Defense of Mother of Eight Accused of Neglect
May 25, 2007 Chairman Rush Votes Against Giving Pres. Bush a Blank Check for Iraq Conflict
March 23, 2007 US Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007
Feb. 13, 2007 Iraq War Resolution
June 16, 2006 Declaring that the United States Will Prevail in the Global War on Terror
May 12, 2004 Statement by U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush on Viewing the Iraqi Prison Abuse Images on Capitol Hill
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