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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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 John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Full LIHEAP Funding in 2015 Budget
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to House and Senate Leadership - Unemployment
Feb. 16, 2011 Rush Gains a Top "A' Rating from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Jan. 10, 2011 Cong. Rush to Decry Proposed City Policing Plans as Nothing More Than "Rose Garden Strategies with a Bunch of Thorns..." at 3 pm News Conference, Tuesday
Sept. 30, 2010 Rush Supports Congressional out of Poverty Caucus Hearing to Address the Crisis of Poverty in Our Nation
July 22, 2010 Rush Votes "Yes" on H.R. 4213, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010
March 24, 2010 Congressman Bobby L. Rush Introduces Legislation To Invest More Than $8 Billion In Reducing Youth Unemployment
March 4, 2010 Statement By U. S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush On His "No" Vote On The Hire Act
Feb. 11, 2009 Statement by the Honorable Bobby L. Rush in Support of Increased LIHEAP Funding in the $838 Billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 $838 Billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Dec. 10, 2008 Rush Applauds CMMS Approval Of The Illinois Hospital Assessment Plan
June 20, 2008 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008
July 24, 2007 Chairman Rush Joins National Democratic Leadership In Celebrating 1st Raise For Working Families in 10 Years
May 3, 2007 Improving Head Start Act Of 2007
Jan. 10, 2007 Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007
Aug. 31, 2005 U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush Meets With Senator John Edwards in Englewood To Discuss Best Practices for Moving People Out of Poverty
April 19, 2004 Extension of the Federal Unemployment Benefits
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Community News
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