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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 11, 2017 Letter to Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Opposing Atlantic Offshore Drilling
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee - Fiscal Year 2018 Funding for Environmental Protection Agency
June 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Urging the Secretary to Halt Seismic Tests Near Virginia's Coast
June 1, 2017 Rush Statement on President Trump's Decision to Pull out of the Paris Climate Accord
May 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Concerning the Recent Dismissal of Several Members of the Board of Scientific Counselors
May 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Federal Waters Executive Order
April 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5 of the EPA
April 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States U.S. Government Accountability Office - Request to Review Dam Safety Standards Following Oroville Dam Failure
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Emphasizing Support for the Federal Programs that Support Iconic Bodies of Water
March 31, 2017 Congressional Climate Change Leaders Call For U.S. Support of Critical Green Climate Fund
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations, the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member - Funding to Protect Wetlands
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 28, 2017 Let America Breathe Again
March 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Trump Administration Violating Rulemaking Process
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Prioritize Great Lakes Protection and Promotion
Jan. 12, 2017 Rush Chastises Fiat for Violating Clean Air Act, Vows to Reintroduce the CLEANUP Act
Nov. 17, 2016 Representatives Rush and Bustos Introduce Bill to Amend Safe Drinking Water Act
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling
July 14, 2016 U.S. Representatives Rush & Pallone Propose New Legislation for $5 Million Grant Program to Address Lead Poisoning in Schools
July 6, 2016 Hearing of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - A Review of EPA's Regulatory Activity During the Obama Administration: Energy and Industrial Sectors
June 30, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule
June 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Interior, Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director of the Council on Environmental Quality, and Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management - Coal Regulations
June 8, 2016 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
June 6, 2016 House to Consider Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill Wednesday
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Hon. Peter A. DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Hon. Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Management, and the Hon. Grace F. Napolatino, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment - Inclusion of Des Plaines River Project in Water Resources Development Act
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement
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
April 1, 2016 Menendez, Booker Join Colleagues, Former Members of Congress in Filing Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan
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
March 3, 2016 Blocking Regulatory Interference From Closing Kilns Act of 2016
Feb. 25, 2016 In Wake of VW Scandal, Rush, Pallone, Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Fine Automakers for Violating Emissions Rules
Jan. 6, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Answers Regarding CA Gas Leak
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Energy Policy
Dec. 14, 2015 Rush Statement on Paris Climate Summit Agreement
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Fred Upton, Chairman of Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Hon. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Request for Climate Change Hearing
Oct. 22, 2015 Hearing of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Opening Statement of Rep. Rush, Hearing on EPA's CO2 Regulations for New and Existing Plants
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Land and Water Conservation Fund
Aug. 27, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Relief For Small Businesses Impacted By Severe Summer Storms
July 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning Flood Relief for Illinois Farmers
June 26, 2015 Letter to the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Office of Management and Budget - Action in Regards to Pipeline Safety
June 24, 2015 Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015
June 18, 2015 Garamendi Statement on Pope Francis Climate Change Encyclical
April 21, 2015 Energy Efficiency Improvement Act
March 31, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change
March 19, 2015 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's Coastal Plain
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
Dec. 18, 2014 Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Applauds Administration's New NEPA Guidance
Nov. 12, 2014 Rush Commends President Obama for his Commitment to Resolve Climate Change
Oct. 31, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Efforts to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Taking Immediate Action to Protect Pollinators
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