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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Education

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
Feb. 1, 2011 Rush Urges Districtwide Participation in "Race to the Top" Challenge
May 1, 2010 A Call for $23 Billion Teacher Jobs Fund
Nov. 2, 2009 Rush introduces "Conflict Resolution And Mediation Act of 2009" To Combat Youth Violence In America
Oct. 28, 2009 Rush Urges Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Allocate $50 Million In ARRA Funds For Youth Violence Intervention
June 24, 2009 Joint Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Africa And Global Health Of The House Foreign Affairs Committee And The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - "U.S.-Africa Trade Relations"
June 18, 2009 Joint Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Communications, Technology And The Internet And The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - Behavioral Advertising: Industry Practices And Consumers...
March 30, 2009 Melanie Blocker Stokes Mom's Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act
Dec. 17, 2008 Rush Applauds Appointment Of Arne Duncan As Secretary Of Education In Obama Administration
June 19, 2007 Juneteenth/Blair's Bill
May 11, 2007 Supporting Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day
May 3, 2007 Improving Head Start Act Of 2007
March 29, 2007 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2008
March 20, 2007 Letter: To Dave Obey, Chairman, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; James Walsh, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, H
Jan. 18, 2007 College Student Relief Act of 2007
Nov. 10, 2005 Gynecological Resolution for Advancement of Ovarian Cancer Education
Sept. 29, 2005 U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush Responds to Bill Bennett's Comments that Aborting Black Babies Will Reduce Crime
March 8, 2005 U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush Joins Fight to Repeal Law that Denies Students Federal Finacial Aid Due to Drug Convictions
Sept. 13, 2004 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
May 13, 2004 Expressing Sense of Congress that All Americans Observe the 50th Anniversary of Brown V Board of Education
May 5, 2004 Education In America
Jan. 21, 2004 Agreeing With the Sentiment of the Senate Regarding the Death of The Honorable Paul Simon
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