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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

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
March 27, 2014 Letter to President Barack Obama - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
March 25, 2014 Rush Takes Lead Urging the House Appropriations Committee to Fund Trauma Related Promgrams
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 12, 2014 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Chemicals in Commerce Act
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Co-Chairs Patty Murray and Paul Ryan, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee - Protect Social Security and Medicare
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Impact of the Government Shutdown on Energy and Commerce
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
May 30, 2013 Letter to Honorable Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations - Haitain Cholera Epidemic
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
June 28, 2012 Rush Hails Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare
June 28, 2012 Rush Hails Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare
June 20, 2012 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
April 17, 2012 Hearing of the Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - H.R. 4221, The Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act
March 16, 2012 Rush Reports Positive Impact of Health Care Reform for First District Residents
Dec. 8, 2011 Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
Nov. 8, 2011 Kucinich, Burton and Young Lead Bipartisan Appeal to Protect Men from Prostate Cancer
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
July 26, 2011 Letter to Colleague
July 21, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Fred Upton Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce
July 13, 2011 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011
April 21, 2011 Hearing of the Health Committee and the Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities of the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance Committee of the Chicago City Council
April 6, 2011 Rep. Rush Floor Statement in Opposition to H.R. 910, the Upton-Inhofe 'Dirty Air Act'
April 1, 2011 Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Reintroduces H.R. 1319, the Global Sexual & Reproductive Health Act
March 1, 2011 Rush Opening Statement at Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on National Health Care Reform Implementation
Feb. 10, 2011 Letter to Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court - Recusing Himself from Deliberations on Healthcare Reform
Feb. 4, 2011 Rush Expresses Support for EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's Decision to Develop the First National Standard for the Suspected Carcinogen Perchlorate
Aug. 10, 2010 Rush Votes "Yes" in Support of Urgently Needed Legislation That Will Save Jobs for Teachers, Firefighters, Health Care Workers and Others While Reducing the Federal Deficit
July 29, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
May 26, 2010 Rush Applauds Unanimous, Bipartisan Markup Vote in support of Legislation Aimed at Preventing Another Crestwood Tragedy
March 23, 2010 Cong. Bobby L. Rush Says New Health Care Law Is A 'giant Step Forward' In Righting The Wrongs In U.S. Health Care
March 21, 2010 Congressman Rush Votes To Improve The Quality Of Health Care For Americans, But Says Important Provisions For Seniors And The Uninsured Were Sacrificed
March 4, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - TSCA And Persistent, Bioaccumulative, And Toxic Chemicals: Examining Domestic And International Actions
March 4, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - The Toxic Substances Control Act And Persistent, Bio-Accumulative, And Toxic Chemicals: Examining Domestic And International Actions
Jan. 13, 2010 Rush Joins Van Hollen, Kilroy And Ftc Chairman Leibowitz To Press For His Ban On "Pay For Delay" In Final Health Care Bill
Dec. 1, 2009 Congressman Bobby L. Rush Statement On World AIDS Day
Oct. 30, 2009 Op-Ed: A Call To Arms To Save Our Youth
Oct. 15, 2009 Opening Statement By U. S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush In Support Of The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act Of 2009 Markup Hearing
Aug. 20, 2009 Rush Solidly Re-affirms His Strong Support For A Viable Public Option As Part Of Comprehensive Health Care Reform Legislation
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 9, 2009 Hearing Of The Commerce, Trade And Protection Subcommittee Of The House Energy And Commerce Committee - "It's Too Easy Being Green": Defining Fair Green Marketing Practices
May 9, 2009 U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush to Question USEPA, IEPA & CDC on Crestwood Water Contamination at May 9 Town Hall Meeting
May 5, 2009 Hearing of the Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - H.R. 2221, The Data Accountability and Trust Act; and H.R. 1319, The Informed P2P User Act
April 22, 2009 Panel I Of A Hearing Of The House Energy And Commerce Committee - The American Clean Energy And Security Act Of 2009
March 30, 2009 Melanie Blocker Stokes Mom's Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act
March 17, 2009 Hearing of the Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Stimulating the Economy Through Trade: Examining the Role of Export Promotion
Feb. 26, 2009 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Revisiting the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
Sept. 9, 2008 The Daily 45: Mentally Ill Assailant Kills Six
Nov. 6, 2007 Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee - Child/Consumer Product Safety Panel II
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