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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
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois
Feb. 17, 2017 Rush Goes After Gun Traffickers with the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Act of 2017
Feb. 15, 2017 Rush to Host Forum on Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies and Propaganda
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States - Reopen the Emmett Till Murder Case in Light of New Information
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Asking the Governor to Fight the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act
Feb. 14, 2017 Rush Calls On "Coward' Who Shot and Killed 11-Year-Old Takiya Holmes to Surrender to Authorities
Feb. 13, 2017 Rush calls on White House to fire Michael Flynn
Feb. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Expand Broadband Access to Low-Income Households
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Prioritize Great Lakes Protection and Promotion
Feb. 8, 2017 Rush Calls on Gov. Rauner and General Assembly to "Lay Down Their Egos," Put Illinois Citizens First and Stop Acting Like "King Kong Vs. Godzilla"
Feb. 7, 2017 Rush Leery of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Vows to Hold Her Accountable for Strengthening Public Education System for All Students
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Brendan Carr, Acting General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission - Concerns Regarding Prison Phone Rates
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Presidential Muslim-Ban Executive Order
Jan. 31, 2017 Rush Statement on Closing of Seaway Bank
Jan. 30, 2017 Rush Joins Effort to Block Trump's Travel and Refugee Ban
Jan. 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Retain CFPB Director Richard Cordray
Jan. 19, 2017 Letter to Hon. Donald Trump, President-elect - Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood
Jan. 18, 2017 The Hill - Trump Must Keep CFPB Director RIchard Cordray
Jan. 13, 2017 Letter to President Barack Obama - End Support of Suadi-led Coalition in Yemen
Jan. 13, 2017 Rush Statement on the Department of Justice Pattern-or-Practice Investigation of Chicago Police Department
Jan. 12, 2017 Rush Chastises Fiat for Violating Clean Air Act, Vows to Reintroduce the CLEANUP Act
Jan. 6, 2017 Representative Rush Praises Release of Department of Energy's Latest Quadrennial Energy Review, and Will Soon Introduce Legislation Codifying the QER
Dec. 8, 2016 Rush Introduces Two Legislative Initiatives: The Laquan McDonald Camera Act and the Family Reconstruction Act
Dec. 8, 2016 Sen. Booker and Rep. Rush Introduce Concurrent Resolution to Address Prison Reform and Changes to Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data
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
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
Nov. 17, 2016 Representatives Rush and Bustos Introduce Bill to Amend Safe Drinking Water Act
Nov. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Medicare Payments to Small Laboratories
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation - Investigate Colonial Pipeline Company
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Children's Health Insurance Program
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. 30, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Improve Veterans Crisis Line
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President, Republic of Colombia - Regarding the Peace Agreement with FARC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker and Democratic Leader, United States House of Representatives - Supporting the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program
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
Sept. 7, 2016 Rush, Durbin & Kirk to Introduce Bronzeville--Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Act
Sept. 1, 2016 Kirk, Durbin & Rush To Introduce Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Act
Aug. 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Postpone Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
Aug. 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Horacio Muratori, President, International Basketball Federation - End Discriminatory Policies Against Sikh Players
Aug. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office
Aug. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, Secretary of State - Prioritize Human Rights and Justice Reform In Bilateral Talks With Mexico
July 14, 2016 U.S. Representatives Rush & Pallone Propose New Legislation for $5 Million Grant Program to Address Lead Poisoning in Schools
July 8, 2016 Rush Statement on Dallas Shooting
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
July 6, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections
June 30, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule
June 29, 2016 Rush Launches Greater Chatham Initiative, A Historic Neighborhood Development and Economic Growth Program
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