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Bobby Rush's Public Statements

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
Oct. 2, 2013 Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors
Oct. 1, 2013 Rush Statement on a Forced Government Shutdown
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Clean Increase in Debt Ceiling
Sept. 23, 2013 Letter to Todd Jones, Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - We Support Obama Administration Firearm Policies
Aug. 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Military Action in Syria
Aug. 23, 2013 Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Republic of South Sudan - Concern with Ongoing Events in South Sudan
Aug. 7, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Focus on Defeating Kony, LRA
Aug. 7, 2013 Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Releases Recommendations for the Department of Energy
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
July 31, 2013 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
July 29, 2013 Letter to Representative Harold Rogers, Representative Jack Kingston, Representative Nita Lowey, and Representative Rosa DeLauro - Meals on Wheels
July 29, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Support for the Release of DREAM Activists
July 25, 2013 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
July 21, 2013 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Trayvon Martin Verdict
July 18, 2013 Fox News "Hannity" - Transcript: Trayvon Martin Verdict
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
July 9, 2013 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate - National Labor Relations Board Nominees
July 9, 2013 Letter to Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Administrator of the NOAA - State Shark Fin Trade Laws
June 28, 2013 Northwest Indiana Times - Kelly Introduces Two Gun Bills in Congress
June 25, 2013 Rush Commends President Obama's Plan of Action to Address Climate Change
June 25, 2013 Rush Responds to the Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act
June 21, 2013 Letter to Honorable Eric Fanning, Acting Secretary of the Air Force - Military Sexual Assault
June 14, 2013 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce
June 14, 2013 Rush Supports Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2014
June 14, 2013 Letter to Reps. Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield - New IEA Report on Temperature Increases, Recommendations to Address Climate Change
June 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
May 30, 2013 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of Committee on Energy and Commerce - Request for a Hearing on Climate Change
May 30, 2013 Letter to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations - Haitain Cholera Epidemic
May 30, 2013 Congressman Bobby L. Rush Votes No On GOP Bill that Would Increase Student Debt by $3.7 Billion
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
May 22, 2013 Northern Route Approval Act
May 21, 2013 Letter to Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General - Postal Reform Legislation
May 20, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - United States-India Homeland Security
May 20, 2013 Letter to Larry Page, Chief Executive Officer of Google - Project Glass
May 16, 2013 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader - Srikanth Srinivasan's Nomination to U.S. Court of Appeals
May 16, 2013 Letter to Senator Reid and Senator McConnell - Confirmation of Tom Perez
May 9, 2013 Rush Votes No on House Republican Sponsored H.R. 1406, The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
May 9, 2013 Rush's Statement on President Obama's Second Term Cabinet Nominations
May 9, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Illinois Disaster Relief
May 9, 2013 Rush Introduces Legislation Urging Congress to Lift Trade Embargo on Cuba
April 30, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Cuba Travel Policy
April 23, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Civilian Furloughs
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Simpson - National Endowment for the Arts Funding
April 19, 2013 Rush Takes Action in Preventing Cuts to Social Security
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
April 16, 2013 Letter to Chairmam Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Kaptur - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Funding
April 16, 2013 Rush Calls on Congress to Change Its Language on the Issue of Immigration Reform
April 16, 2013 Climate Change
April 11, 2013 Rush Statement on the March Against Chicago School Closings
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