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Bobby Rush's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Date Title
April 3, 2018 Rush Statement on Trump Calling for the Militarization of the Southern Border
March 28, 2018 Letter to John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State - Bipartisan Group of 57 Lawmakers Call on Trump to Hold Sudan Accountable for Corruption, Human Rights Abuses
March 27, 2018 Letter to Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - More Than 100 Democrats to Call on Department of Health and Human Services to Put Patients First and Withdraw Discriminatory Refusal of Care Rule
March 19, 2018 Rush Statement on Trump's Opioid Plan
March 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, the Hon. John Culberson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jose Serrano, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Call for Robust Funding for Endangered Species Protections
March 15, 2018 Rush Statement on Denial of Citizenship to Afghanistan War Veteran, Miguel Perez Jr.
March 14, 2018 Hearing of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Rush, Hearing on DOE Modernization: Legislation Addressing Cybersecurity and Emergency Response
March 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House, the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations - 83 Democrats Demand Dream Act Be Added to Omnibus & That Funding for Deportations, Detention and Walls Be Stripped
March 13, 2018 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Fully Fund School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention Services
March 8, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security and the Hon. Francis Cissna, Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services - Demand Swift Processing for DACA Applications
March 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Sarbanes, E&C Dems Request Four More Gun Violence Epidemic Hearings
Feb. 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Letter to the Hon. Michael Burgess, Chairman, Subcommittee on Health - Demand Hearing on Gun Violence Prevention Research
Jan. 19, 2018 Rush Introduces the "Child Marriage Prevention Act"
Jan. 19, 2018 Rush Introduces Bill to Study National Park Status for Fort Pillow
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Request to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census
Jan. 12, 2018 Rush Statement on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mac Thornberry, the Hon. Adam Smith, the Hon. Edward Royce, the Hon. Eliot Engel, the Hon. Michael McCaul, the Hon. Bennie Thompson, the Hon. Devin Nunes, and the Hon. Adam Schiff - 42 Members of the House Call for Hearings on Sexual Misconduct in the National Security Workforce
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Answers on Disciplinary Protections for Minority Students
Dec. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Not to Restrict Gun Violence Research in Appropriations Package
Nov. 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elaine C. Duke, Secretary of Homeland Security - Fully Extend TPS for Haitian Beneficiaries
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, the Hon. Alexander Acosta, and the Hon. Eric Hargan - Reverse Birth Control Access Rollback
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to Marca Bristo, President of Access Living, and Amber Smock, Chicago ADAPT - Rush Expresses Support for Disability Community
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Members Urge Action on Refugee Crisis, Call for a Halt of U.S. Military Training
Sept. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Do Not Use Dreamers' Personal Information for Deportation
Sept. 5, 2017 Rush Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Violence Prevention Funding Under Byrne-JAG Program
July 26, 2017 Celebrating the Americans With Disabilities Act
July 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Cuts to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
July 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments
June 14, 2017 Rush Statement on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting
June 9, 2017 Rush Statement on the Shooting Death of Xavier Joy
May 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader - Keep Poison Pill Gun Riders Out of Funding Bills
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding
May 2, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Beyer, Cicilline, Pascrell, Jayapal Lead House Democrats Calling on Trump to Help with Syrians
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Urging Sec. of Homeland Security to Combat Hate Groups
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Urging Sec. of Homeland Security to Combat Hate Groups
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States - Do Not Roll Back Citizen Protections Against Police Killings and Misconduct
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Culberson, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jose E. Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for Criminal Background Checks
April 4, 2017 Rush Commemorates Dr. King's Legacy by Calling for Support of the Paycheck Fairness Act and Workplace Equity
March 15, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Urging Trump Administration to Rescind Executive Order Directing Federal Government to Withhold Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Continue Protections for Transgender Students
March 1, 2017 Rush Calls for Civil Rights Cold Cases to Be Declassified to Bring Justice and Closure to Families
March 1, 2017 Rush Calls for Civil Rights Cold Cases to Be Declassified to Bring Justice and Closure to Families
March 1, 2017 "Trump's Speech Was… Campaign Promises on Steroids" and, Chicago Needs Solutions Not Rhetoric
Feb. 22, 2017 Rush Introduces The "Laquan McDonald Camera Act of 2017" Which Restricts Federal Funds From Law Enforcement Agencies That Fail to Enforce Body Camera and Dash Cam Policies
Feb. 22, 2017 Rush Introduces The "Laquan McDonald Camera Act of 2017" Which Restricts Federal Funds From Law Enforcement Agencies That Fail to Enforce Body Camera and Dash Cam Policies
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike
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