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Bobby Rush's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Date Title
Sept. 20, 2018 Letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - 214 Members of the Bipartisan Diabetes Caucus Work to Increase Access for Artificial Pancreas Systems
Sept. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitchell McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, House Speaker, the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee - Harris, Espaillat Lead Lawmakers in Letter Urging Gop Leadership, Appropriators to Reject Expansion of Family Immigration Detention
Sept. 13, 2018 Rush Statement on House Passage of Bill Providing Grants for Schools to Replace Lead Drinking Water Fountains
Sept. 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State - Chabot, Schakowsky, and Engel Lead Letter to Pompeo on Reuters Journalists Imprisoned in Burma
Sept. 12, 2018 Letter to The Hon. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, The Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of The Department of Transportation - Matsui Leads 90 House Members on Letter Condemning Trump Administration's Fuel Economy Proposal
Sept. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi - Congressman Lowenthal Leads Effort Calling On House Leadership To Protect The Endangered Species Act And Conservation
Sept. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions III, Attorney General of the U.S. - 118 House Democrats to AG Sessions: Reverse Decision Ending Asylum for Victims of Domestic, Gang, and Gender-Based Violence
Sept. 6, 2018 Rush Introduces Bill to Raise Awareness of Depression Side Effects
Sept. 6, 2018 Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Rush Opening Remarks at Markup of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act
Sept. 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Michael Conaway and the Hon. Collin Peterson - FOTO
Aug. 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, the Hon. Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member, the Hon. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and the Hon. Collin Peterson - House Dems Oppose Restricting Access to SNAP
Aug. 29, 2018 Letter to The Hon. Kirsjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Congresswoman Speier and Colleagues Send Letter to DHS Urging Action to Reunite Families
Aug. 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Don't Spend Education Money on Guns
Aug. 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House Democrats to Secretary DeVos: Don't Spend Education Money on Guns
Aug. 27, 2018 Letter to Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member, Representative Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Representative Collin Peterson, Ranking Member - Environmental Concerns in Farm Bill
Aug. 25, 2018 Rush Statement on the Passing of U.S. Senator John McCain
Aug. 23, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - House Democrats Urge Epa Chief to Suspend Efforts to Weaken Safety Standards for Chemical Facilities
Aug. 21, 2018 Rush Statement on Trump's Efforts to Weaken Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan
Aug. 20, 2018 Letter to John Kelly, Deputy Inspector General of Homeland Security and Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of Health and Human Services - Boyle Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Federal Review of Abuse in Immigrant Detention Centers
Aug. 19, 2018 Rush Remarks at Press Conference to Mark 10th Anniversary of Landmark Consumer Protection Bill
Aug. 7, 2018 Rush Remarks at Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018 Press Conference
Aug. 6, 2018 Letter to Hon. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - 50+ Tri-Caucus Members Oppose Weaker Clean Car Standards, Warn of Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color
Aug. 6, 2018 Letter to Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Jayapal and Colleagues Urge Zinke to Protect Alaskan Wildlife
July 31, 2018 Letter to Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Reps. Quigley, Schakowsky, Gutiérrez, Davis, Rush, and Foster Urge Rauner to Reconsider Illinois' Participation in Crosscheck System
July 31, 2018 Letter to Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Linda Sánchez Leads Bipartisan Letter to Help Secure CDC Funding for Major U.S. Cities to Fight Opioid Crisis
July 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State and Ambassador John Bolton, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs - House Democrats Call on Trump Administration to Address Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
July 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - National Whistleblower Day
July 25, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jefferson B. Sessions, Attorney General and the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Schneider Leads Illinois House Delegation Letter Urging Federal Action to Improve Election Security
July 25, 2018 Rush Highlights New Report on GOP Health Care Sabotage
July 24, 2018 Hearing of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Bobby Rush, Hearing on "DOE Modernization: Legislation to Authorize a Pilot Project to Commercialize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve"
July 18, 2018 Rush Statement on House Republicans' Cynical and Desperate Immigration Stunt
July 18, 2018 Hearing of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Rush, Hearing on Powering America: The Role of Energy Storage in the Nation's Electricity System
July 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Minority Leader of the Senate - Waters and 61 Members Demand Long-Term Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program
July 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member, the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, the Hon. Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Reject Attempt to Undermine Science-Based Decision-Making in Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act
July 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State - 54 Members of Congress Join Reps. Frankel, Torres, Roybal-allard in Letter Opposing Anti-immigrant State Department Nominee
July 12, 2018 Rush Statement on the Reopening of the Emmett Till Investigation and Civil Rights Era Crimes
July 12, 2018 Letter to Governor Rauner - Racial Disparities In Maternal & Infant Health Outcomes in Illinois
July 5, 2018 Rush Statement on Scandal-Plagued Scott Pruitt's Resignation
June 29, 2018 Letter to Mr. John Kelly, Acting DHS Inspector General - Call for Investigation into Potentially Unlawful Actions by DHS at the Borders
June 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Explain Contradictory Stories about Addition of Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census
June 27, 2018 Rush Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Undermining Organized Labor
June 26, 2018 Rush Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Trump's Muslim Ban
June 26, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Demand Details On How Many Tax Dollars are Being Spent on Trump's Family Separation Policy
June 21, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, House Appropriations Chairman, and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member - Demand House Appropriations Committee Reject Family Separations in Upcoming Funding Bills
June 21, 2018 Rush Statement on House Republicans' Radical Immigration Bills
June 20, 2018 Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care That is Appropriate and Responsible in its Execution Act
June 20, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Hon. Michael Burgess, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health - E&C Democrats Demand Hearing on Child Detention Centers
June 20, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Chairman Crowley and Reps. Larson, Davis, Cummings, Beyer, and Moore Call on President Trump to Stop Closing Social Security Field Offices
June 20, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Hicks, Chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Hon. Christy McCormick, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission - House Administration Democrats Direct EAC to Provide Guidance to States for Election Security Grants
June 19, 2018 Committee on Energy and Commerce - Opening Statement of Subcommittee on Energy, Ranking Member Bobby Rush "The Benefits of Tax Reform on the Energy Sector and Consumers"
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