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Bobby Rush's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
Date Title
June 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Asking for More Information on the Number of Jobs Eliminated at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi Accelerator Laboratory if the Trump Administration's Budget were Enacted
June 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Request for Hearing on Trump Budget
May 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding
May 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Douglas Lamont, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army and to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Include Funding for McCook Resevoir in 2017 Army Corp Work Plan
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget- Reductions to the Office of the National Drug Control Policy
April 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Expressing Concern over Proposed Cuts to the Office of Science
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Briefing Request on Review of National Monument Designations
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, the Hon. Tom Cole, Chairman, and the Hon. Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, & Education - Increase Federal Funding for Medical Research
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Culberson, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jose E. Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for Criminal Background Checks
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies- Provide Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Budget Cuts to International Affairs
Feb. 8, 2017 Rush Calls on Gov. Rauner and General Assembly to "Lay Down Their Egos," Put Illinois Citizens First and Stop Acting Like "King Kong Vs. Godzilla"
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker and Democratic Leader, United States House of Representatives - Supporting the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program
July 14, 2016 U.S. Representatives Rush & Pallone Propose New Legislation for $5 Million Grant Program to Address Lead Poisoning in Schools
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal
April 22, 2016 Rush Applauds Illinois General Assembly for Passing Legislation to Fund CSU
April 20, 2016 Chicago State University
April 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the Small Business Administration - Call for Federal Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by Winter Floods
March 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority AIDS Initiative
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations Subcomittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, the Honorable Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, the Honorable John Culbertson, Chairman of the Subcomittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Michael M. Honda, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Computer Science for All Funding
March 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - On the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Feb. 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Federal Relief for Communities Impacted by December Storms
Feb. 8, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Calls For Robust Funding For The International Atomic Energy Agency
Jan. 25, 2016 Letter to Bruce Rauner, Office of the Governor of Illinois - Requesting an End to the State Budget Crisis
Dec. 18, 2015 Rush Statement on H.R. 2029 -- Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to Congressional Leadership - Bring a Clean Spending Bill to the Floor
Oct. 28, 2015 Rush Votes to Enact Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Raising the Debt Ceiling
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Trans-Pacific Partnership
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Keep House in Session Until Shutdown Averted
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Prevent Shutdown
June 3, 2015 Rush Votes NO on H.R. 2578 -- Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, David Price, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies - HUD-VASH Program Funding
March 17, 2015 Letter to Harold Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations, Mike Simpson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations, and Marcy Kaptur, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations - Harbor Maintenance Funding
March 16, 2015 Letter to Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, and Betty McCollum, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Jan. 21, 2015 SW News Herald - Local Congressmen Approve of President's State of the Union
Dec. 11, 2014 Rush Votes "NO" for FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Nov. 10, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Urging Restoration of NIH Funding in Lame Duck
Oct. 31, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Efforts to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes
Sept. 17, 2014 Congressman Rush Votes YES to Maintain Government Operations
May 1, 2014 Rush Cosponsors Legislation to Stop Taxpayers Subsidies for Fined Sports Owners
April 3, 2014 Rush Opening Statement to the Department of Energy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Hearing
March 31, 2014 Letter to Tom Latham, Chairman, and Ed Pastor, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee
March 26, 2014 Rush Statement on Illinois Governor's 2014 Budget Address
Dec. 3, 2013 Letter to Paul Ryan, Chairman, House of Representatives Budget Committee, Patty Murray, Chairwoman, Senate Budget Committee, Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House of Representatives Budget Committee, and Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member, Senate Budget Committee - Don't Cave to Tea Party Extremism
Oct. 29, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Defense Spending
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
June 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
May 21, 2013 Letter to Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General - Postal Reform Legislation
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