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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Trade

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
Primary March 18, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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
June 12, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei
May 29, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Retain Strong Environmental Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Outdated Fast Track For Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
May 9, 2013 Rush Introduces Legislation Urging Congress to Lift Trade Embargo on Cuba
Aug. 2, 2012 United States-Africa Trade Relations
April 19, 2012 Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Examining the Current State of American-Based Manufacturing and its Importance to Increasing Job Creation and American Trade and Exports
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 20, 2012 Congressman Rush Introduces H.R. 4221 "The Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012"
Dec. 9, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Oct. 5, 2011 Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Children's Privacy
July 20, 2011 Statement by the Honorable Bobby L. Rush at the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee Markup of H.R. 2577, the SAFE Data Act
July 6, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama - Columbia Free Trade Agreement
May 4, 2011 Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers"
Feb. 16, 2011 Hearing on Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade - "Review of CPSIA and CPSC Resources"
Feb. 11, 2011 Rush Introduces H.R. 656, "The African Investment and Diaspora Act of 2011" with Two African Ambassadors at His Side
Jan. 19, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - China Unfair Trade Practices
Dec. 17, 2010 Rush Introduces H.R. 6535, "The U.S.-Africa Trade, Development and Diaspora Relations Promotion Act of 2010"
Dec. 2, 2010 Statement by the Honorable Bobby L. Rush, Chairman Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
Dec. 2, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - "Do-Not-Track Legislation: Is Now the Right Time?"
Sept. 28, 2010 Letter to The President
July 29, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010
July 29, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Adoption of H.R. 4692, the "National Manufacturing Strategy Act of 2010"
July 28, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Adoption of H.R. 5156, the Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act of 2010
July 27, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - The BP Oil Spill and the Gulf Coast Tourism: Assessing the Impact
July 22, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee On Energy and Commerce - H.R. 5777, the BEST PRACTICES Act of 2010
July 21, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee On Energy and Commerce - H.R. 3101, the "Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010", amended; H.R. 4692, the "National...
July 15, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Full Committee Markup
July 12, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - H.R. 4692, the National Manufacturing Strategy Act of 2010
June 30, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Of the House Committee On Energy and Commerce - H.R. 4501, the "Guarantee of a Legitimate Deal Act of 2009"; H.R. 2480, the "Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2009"; H.R. 5156, the...
April 28, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - Public Sales Of Hurricane Katrina/Rita FEMA Trailers: Are They Safe Or Environmental Time Bombs?
April 27, 2010 Matsui, Rush, Dingell, Eshoo Introduce Legislation to Bolster U.S. Clean Tech Industry
April 14, 2010 Rush Discusses International Trade With CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee And His Apegc Co-Chair, U. S. Rep. Donald Payne In A Historic Meeting With His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Acting President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria
March 24, 2010 Chairman Bobby L. Rush Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Markups Of H.R. 3655, The Bereaved Consumer's Bill Of Rights Act H.R. 3993, The Calling Card Consumer Protection Act H.R. 4805, The Formaldehyde Standards For Composite Wood Pr
March 18, 2010 Committee On Energy And Commerce Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Chairman Bobby L. Rush H.R. 1796, The Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act H.R. 4805, The Formaldehyde Standards For Composite Wood Products Act
March 11, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - NHTSA Oversight: The Road Ahead
March 11, 2010 Rush Commends President Obama For His Creation Of The National Export Initiative
March 11, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - NHTSA Oversight: The Road Ahead
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
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
Dec. 3, 2009 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - H.R. 3993, The "Calling Card Consumer Protection Act Of 2009"
Nov. 19, 2009 Hearing Of The Subcommittees On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection, And On Communications, Technology And The Internet Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - "Exploring The Offline And Online Collection And Use Of Consumer Information"
Nov. 3, 2009 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce- "The NFL StarCaps Case: Are Sports' Anti-Doping Programs At A Legal Crossroads?"
Oct. 15, 2009 Hearing Of The House Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - "The Minority Business Development Agency: Enhancing The Prospects For Success"
Oct. 7, 2009 Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - Growing U.S. Trade In Green Technology
Sept. 21, 2009 U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush To Unveil Federal Legislation To Protect Consumers Against Unscrupulous Cemetery Practices
Aug. 7, 2009 Rush to Lead Congressional Delegation to Africa to Increase Trade, Investment and Opportunities for U.S. Business and Promote Job Creation for Americans
July 8, 2009 Statement by the Honorable Bobby L. Rush, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection for the Hearing on "The Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency: Implications for Consumers and the FTC"
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"
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