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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
Date Title
June 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Urging the President to Scrap Plans to Close Peoria Ag Lab
June 5, 2017 Letter to Chairman Frelinghuysen, Chairman Aderholt, Ranking Member Lowey, and Ranking Member Bishop - Funding for the USDA Agricultural Research Service Building and Facilities
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Call for Support for the U.S. Brewing Industry
June 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, United States House of Representatives - S.J.Res. 28
July 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning Flood Relief for Illinois Farmers
July 10, 2015 Rush Votes NO on H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
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 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
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Impact of the Government Shutdown on Energy and Commerce
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
July 24, 2012 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Emergency USDA Assistance
July 21, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Fred Upton Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce
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"
April 27, 2009 Panel I Of A Hearing Of The Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Subcommittee Of The House Energy And Commerce Committee - Examining The Status Of U.S. Trade With Cuba And Its Impact On Economic Growth
April 27, 2009 Panel II Of A Hearing Of The Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Subcommittee Of The House Energy And Commerce Committee - Examining The Status Of U.S. Trade With Cuba And Its Impact On Economic Growth
March 17, 2009 Hearing of the Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Stimulating the Economy Through Trade: Examining the Role of Export Promotion
June 9, 2005 The Plight of the Afro-Colombians
July 13, 2004 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
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