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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Date Title
Nov. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Take Up The Thompson-Krishnamoorthi Act
Oct. 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Department of Education, and the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, White House Office of Management & Budget - Provide Relief to Schools in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
June 10, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers
May 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Upward Bound is Critical to My Constituents
May 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Upward Bound is Critical to My Constituents
Feb. 7, 2017 Rush Leery of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Vows to Hold Her Accountable for Strengthening Public Education System for All Students
July 6, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections
June 6, 2016 Rush Responds to Rauner's Criticism of CPS
April 22, 2016 Rush Applauds Illinois General Assembly for Passing Legislation to Fund CSU
April 20, 2016 Chicago State University
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
Jan. 25, 2016 Letter to Bruce Rauner, Office of the Governor of Illinois - Requesting an End to the State Budget Crisis
Jan. 12, 2016 Rush Applauds President Obama's Final State of the Union Address
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Education
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Telecommunication and Technology
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation
Sept. 24, 2015 Rush Announces Chicago State University Receives STEM Grant from Department of Education
June 11, 2015 Katko Joins Dent to Reintroduce National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act
June 10, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate HELP Committee - Every Child Achieves Act
April 21, 2015 Bipartisan Members Voice Support for 21st Century Energy Workforce
April 16, 2015 Quigley, Members of Illinois Delegation Honor Roosevelt University's 70th Anniversary
March 25, 2015 Letter to Hal Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Investing in Early Education
Sept. 17, 2014 Rush's 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act of 2014 Subject of Legislative Hearing
June 20, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Increased Classroom Connectivity for Underserved Communities
May 27, 2014 Letter to Ashley Higgins, United States Department of Education - Gainful Employment Rule
April 30, 2014 Rush, Whitfield, Johnson Introduces the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act of 2014
Feb. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education
Dec. 13, 2013 Letter to Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education - Regulations to Protect Students from Unmanageable Debt and Worthless Degrees
May 30, 2013 Congressman Bobby L. Rush Votes No On GOP Bill that Would Increase Student Debt by $3.7 Billion
April 11, 2013 Rush Statement on the March Against Chicago School Closings
March 20, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Military Tuition Assistance
Feb. 1, 2011 Rush Urges Districtwide Participation in "Race to the Top" Challenge
Feb. 1, 2011 Rush Urges Districtwide Participation in "Race to the Top" Challenge
Dec. 9, 2010 Rush Joins A Majority of His Democratic Colleagues and Votes "Yes" In Historic House Vote In Support Of The Dream Act
May 1, 2010 A Call for $23 Billion Teacher Jobs Fund
Nov. 2, 2009 Rush introduces "Conflict Resolution And Mediation Act of 2009" To Combat Youth Violence In America
Oct. 28, 2009 Rush Urges Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Allocate $50 Million In ARRA Funds For Youth Violence Intervention
June 24, 2009 Joint Hearing of the Africa and Global Health Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommitee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - "U.S.-Africa Trade Relations"
June 18, 2009 Joint Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Communications, Technology And The Internet And The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade, And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - Behavioral Advertising: Industry Practices And Consumers...
March 30, 2009 Melanie Blocker Stokes Mom's Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act
Dec. 17, 2008 Rush Applauds Appointment Of Arne Duncan As Secretary Of Education In Obama Administration
June 19, 2007 Juneteenth/Blair's Bill
May 11, 2007 Supporting Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day
May 11, 2007 Supporting Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day
May 3, 2007 Improving Head Start Act Of 2007
March 29, 2007 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2008
March 20, 2007 Letter to Dave Obey, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; James Walsh, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, H
Jan. 18, 2007 College Student Relief Act of 2007
Jan. 18, 2007 College Student Relief Act of 2007
Feb. 15, 2006 Congressman Rush Lauds Morgan Park H.S. African Americans' AP Academic Achievement on House Floor
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