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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Full Name: Bobby L. Rush
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 6 Children (1 deceased)
Birth Date: 11/23/1946
Birth Place: Albany, GA
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
April 8, 2014 Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 14, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Anti-LGBT Legislation
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
Aug. 23, 2013 Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Republic of South Sudan - Concern with Ongoing Events in South Sudan
Aug. 7, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Focus on Defeating Kony, LRA
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
May 20, 2013 Letter to Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - United States-India Homeland Security
May 9, 2013 Rush Introduces Legislation Urging Congress to Lift Trade Embargo on Cuba
April 30, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Cuba Travel Policy
March 20, 2012 Congressman Rush Introduces H.R. 4221 "The Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012"
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
June 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
May 10, 2011 Letter to Chairman McKeon
March 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
March 10, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Pete King, U.S. Representative, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman
March 10, 2011 McGovern Joins Colleagues Urging Rep. King to Focus on All Terrorist Extremism
Dec. 17, 2010 Rush Introduces H.R. 6535, "The U.S.-Africa Trade, Development and Diaspora Relations Promotion Act of 2010"
Oct. 13, 2010 Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Aug. 7, 2009 Rush to Lead Congressional Delegation to Africa to Increase Trade, Investment and Opportunities for U.S. Business and Promote Job Creation for Americans
June 24, 2009 Joint Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Africa And Global Health Of The House Foreign Affairs Committee And The Subcommittee On Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - "U.S.-Africa Trade Relations"
June 23, 2009 Rush Pledges Support For President Obama's Trade Commitment To Africa And Urges Economic Engagement Beyond Traditional Humanitarian Assistance
May 20, 2009 Rush Calls For Recognition Of The Strategic And Economic Importance Of Africa In The 21st Century
April 16, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States
April 15, 2009 Rep. Bobby L. Rush Discusses Cuba Mission With Chicago's Latino American Leadership; Says Its Time To "Bury The Misconceptions, Failed Policies."
April 3, 2009 Chairman Rush Travels To Cuba As Part Of Congressional Delegation
June 4, 2008 Foriegn intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 2008
Feb. 1, 2008 Committee Leaders Launch CFIUS Investigation
June 5, 2007 Calling on the Government of China to Stop Genocide and Violence in Darfur, Sudan
May 25, 2007 Chairman Rush Votes Against Giving Pres. Bush a Blank Check for Iraq Conflict
April 25, 2007 Calling On The League Of Arab States To Acknowledge The Genocide In Darfur
March 23, 2007 US Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007
Feb. 13, 2007 Iraq War Resolution
Sept. 20, 2006 Darfur Peace and Accountability Act
June 16, 2006 Declaring that the United States Will Prevail in the Global War on Terror
Dec. 9, 2005 CBC Follows Meek in Effort to Free Imprisoned Haitian Priest
Sept. 9, 2005 Illegal Detentions Undermine Legitimacy of Haitian Government
Oct. 6, 2004 Taiwan and the United Nations
Sept. 24, 2004 Calling for the Suspension of Sudan's Membership on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
July 21, 2004 Declaring Genocide in Darfur, Sudan
July 15, 2004 Press Release: Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) to be arrested at Sudanese Embassy
May 15, 2004 Taiwan's Presidential Anniversary
April 21, 2004 169 House Members Call on Bush to Recognize Armenian Genocide
March 8, 2004 Fight For East Timor's Right to Resources in Timor Sea: Letter
March 1, 2004 Statement On Haitian President Aristide Resigning as President of Haiti
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