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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
April 11, 2013 As We Mark Equal Pay Day, Congressman Bobby L. Rush Calls for Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act
April 11, 2013 Rush Re-Introduces H.R. 1403 The Family Telephone Connection Protection Act of 2013
April 11, 2013 Rush Statement on the March Against Chicago School Closings
March 21, 2013 Letter to The United States Department of Justice Advisory Policy Board - Urging Stronger Action to Protect Sikh, Hindu, Arab-American Communities from Hate Crimes
March 21, 2013 Letter to Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole - Repeal the Allowance of Knives on Airplanes
March 21, 2013 Rush Votes for Balanced, Solutions-Based Budget Rejecting Misplaced Priorities of the Republican Budget
March 20, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Military Tuition Assistance
March 19, 2013 Rush Statement on Nominations for Energy Secretary and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
March 19, 2013 Rush Introduces the Hadiya Pendleton and Nysasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
March 19, 2013 Letter to Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton and Subcommittee on Energy and Power Chairman Ed Whitfield - Climate Change
March 19, 2013 Rush Highlights that Hundreds of Thousands of People in Illinois are Already Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Feb. 12, 2013 Congressman Bobby L. Rush Calls Upon House GOP Leadership to Quickly Bring Up and Pass the Bipartisan Senate-Passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization
Feb. 12, 2013 Congressman Bobby L. Rush Responds to the President's State of the Union Address
Feb. 7, 2013 The Culture of Violence in America: An Open Letter from Congressman Rush
Feb. 5, 2013 Rush Remembers Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins
Feb. 5, 2013 Rush Co-Sponsors Resolution that Honors Treyvon Martin
Jan. 29, 2013 Rush Releases Statement on President Obama's Call for Immigration Reform
Jan. 24, 2013 Rush Remembers Long Time Staffer
Jan. 11, 2013 Letter to Vice President Biden: Gun Control and Gun Violence Task Force
Jan. 11, 2013 Rush Responds to Alderman Sandi Jackson's Resignation
Jan. 4, 2013 Rush Reintroduces Blair's Bill as 113th Congress Opens
Dec. 14, 2012 Rush Statement on Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to House and Senate Leadership - Unemployment
Sept. 27, 2012 Letter to Secretary Chu and Administrator Jackson
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Chairman Upton and Chairman Whitfield
Sept. 14, 2012 No More Solyndras Act
Sept. 13, 2012 Hearing of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - North American Energy Independence
Sept. 12, 2012 Letter to Chairman Genachowski
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
Aug. 2, 2012 United States-Africa Trade Relations
July 24, 2012 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Emergency USDA Assistance
July 16, 2012 Letter to Chairman Upton and Chairman Whitfield
July 13, 2012 Letter to Chairman Upton and Chairman Whitfield
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 6, 2012 Letter to Secretary Sheldon, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
June 28, 2012 Letter to John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
June 28, 2012 Rush Hails Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare
June 28, 2012 Rush Hails Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare
June 25, 2012 $20 Million Federal Investment Will Jump Start Expansion of 95th Street CTA Station, Officials Say
June 20, 2012 Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012
June 20, 2012 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
June 19, 2012 Durbin, Jackson, Rush and Emanuel Announce Chicago's 95th Street Station to Receive $20 Million Investment Through the Tiger Grant Program Terminal
June 8, 2012 Letter to Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy - Memorandum for Power Marketing Administrators
June 7, 2012 Letter to Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
June 6, 2012 Hearing of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power - On EPA Enforcement Priorities and Practices
May 29, 2012 Letter to Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Mr. Edward DeMarco, Acting Director
May 17, 2012 Motions to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4348, Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II
May 14, 2012 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
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