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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
Date Title
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
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden - Hold Hearing on AHCA in Light of Startling CBO Report
March 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden - Provide Text of ACA Repeal Bill for Public Viewing at Least 30 Days Prior to Markup
Jan. 19, 2017 Letter to Hon. Donald Trump, President-elect - Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood
Dec. 1, 2016 Rush Votes YES on H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Answers and Improvements from the VA after Veterans Crisis Hotline Failures
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security - Call for Temporary Protected Status for People From Nations Stricken by Ebola
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal
June 8, 2016 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
April 20, 2016 Rep. Matsui Joins Rep. Ellmers, Sen. Portman to Introduce Health IT Legislation
April 19, 2016 Democrats to Host Forum on Minority Health Disparities
April 15, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services - Reduce Financial Barriers to Vaccines
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 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
Jan. 12, 2016 Rush Applauds President Obama's Final State of the Union Address
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Health Care
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. 30, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Ebola Virus
Oct. 28, 2015 Rush Votes to Enact Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee and Frank Pallone, Ranking member House Energy and Commerce Committee - Mental Health Care
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to The Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget and The Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services - Meaningful Use Stage 3
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee, Joe Pitts, Chairman of Subcommittee on Health, Tim Murphy Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Planned parenthood videos
Sept. 11, 2015 Rush Commends the Announcement of a Level 1 Trauma Center on the South Side
July 14, 2015 Letter to The Food and Drug Administration - Science-Based Blood Donation Policy
July 9, 2015 21st Century Cures Act
June 11, 2015 Katko Joins Dent to Reintroduce National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act
May 21, 2015 Rush Introduces Amendment to Improve Minority Inclusion in Clinical Trials
May 13, 2015 Letter to Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia - Aerial Fumigation of Coca Crops
May 6, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Breast Cancer Prevention
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority Aids Initiative
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
March 18, 2015 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research
March 4, 2015 Blackburn, Rush Introduce USPSTF Transparency & Accountability Act
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Socioeconomic Status and Risk-Adjustment in Medicare Advantage
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House, and Candice Miller, Chairman of the Committee on House Administration - Banning Polystyrene from House Cafeterias
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 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
May 21, 2014 Rush Co-Sponsors Key Legislation to Address Restless Nights for Sleep Apnea Sufferers
May 21, 2014 Rush Cosponsors Key Legislation to Address Restless Nights for Sleep Apnea Sufferers
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
March 25, 2014 Rush Takes Lead Urging the House Appropriations Committee to Fund Trauma Related Promgrams
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 12, 2014 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Chemicals in Commerce Act
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
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