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

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Date Title
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal
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
April 20, 2016 Rep. Matsui Joins Rep. Ellmers, Sen. Portman to Introduce Health IT Legislation
April 19, 2016 Democrats to Host Forum on Minority Health Disparities
April 15, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services- Reduce Financial Barriers to Vaccines
March 24, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations- Minority AIDS Initiative
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
Jan. 12, 2016 Rush Applauds President Obama's Final State of the Union Address
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
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Ebola Virus
Oct. 28, 2015 Rush Votes to Enact Bipartisan Budget Agreement
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
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee, Joe Pitts, Chairman of Subcommittee on Health, Tim Murphy Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Planned parenthood videos
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to The Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget and The Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services - Meaningful Use Stage 3
Sept. 11, 2015 Rush Commends the Announcement of a Level 1 Trauma Center on the South Side
July 9, 2015 21st Century Cures Act
June 11, 2015 Katko Joins Dent to Reintroduce National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act
May 21, 2015 Rush Introduces Amendment to Improve Minority Inclusion in Clinical Trials
May 13, 2015 Letter to Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia - Aerial Fumigation of Coca Crops
May 6, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Breast Cancer Prevention
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority Aids Initiative
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
March 18, 2015 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research
March 4, 2015 Blackburn, Rush Introduce USPSTF Transparency & Accountability Act
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Socioeconomic Status and Risk-Adjustment in Medicare Advantage
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House, and Candice Miller, Chairman of the Committee on House Administration - Banning Polystyrene from House Cafeterias
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
July 30, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Calling for a Hearing on New EPA Report on the Dangers of Climate Change
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
May 21, 2014 Rush Co-Sponsors Key Legislation to Address Restless Nights for Sleep Apnea Sufferers
May 21, 2014 Rush Cosponsors Key Legislation to Address Restless Nights for Sleep Apnea Sufferers
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - 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 John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - 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 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
May 30, 2013 Letter to 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
Feb. 9, 2012 Rush Introduces Generic Drug Bill to Protect Consumers
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