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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Date Title
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 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 Menendez, Booker Join Colleagues, Former Members of Congress in Filing Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan
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 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
Sept. 19, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Removing Americans Stranded in Mexico by Hurricane Odile
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
July 30, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Calling for a Hearing on New EPA Report on the Dangers of Climate Change
July 23, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Calling for a Hearing on Financial Risks of Climate Change
June 18, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Butterfield and Price Press EPA Administrator for Stricter Standards on Coal Ash
June 3, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Call for Hearing on S&P Report on Climate Change
May 21, 2014 Letter to House Colleagues - Oppose the McKinley Amendment to H.R. 4435
May 1, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ed Whitfield, Chairman Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Latest Findings from IPCC Reports
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman, House Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ed Whitfield, Chairman, Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - EPA Regulations Report
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Bill Shuster, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Barabara Boxer, Chairman, House Committee on Environment and Public Works - Water Resources Development Act
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Retain Strong Environmental Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Great Lakes Navigation System
Dec. 19, 2013 Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Releases Recommendations for Department of the Interior
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Illinois Disaster Declaration Due to Tornado Damage
Oct. 21, 2013 Letter to Representative Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield - Hold Hearing on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report
Oct. 9, 2013 Letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC, Risky Business; Chairman Henry Paulson, Palson Institute, Risky Business; Thomas Steyer, Risky Busienss - Climate Change Risk Assessment Project
July 31, 2013 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
July 25, 2013 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
June 25, 2013 Rush Commends President Obama's Plan of Action to Address Climate Change
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