Representative Bobby Rush's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
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5/18/17 Rush Sponsors H.R. 2479, LIFT America Act to Invest in Illinois Infrastructure 5/17/17 Rush Statement on DOJ Appointment of Special Counsel 5/16/17 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States- Support Turkish Democracy in Meetings with President Erdogan and in U.S. Foreign Policy 5/08/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Upward Bound is Critical to My Constituents 5/03/17 Rush Seeks Change in U.S. Government Terror Funding 4/26/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Student Loan Protections 4/25/17 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5 of the EPA 4/12/17 Letter to the Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA's Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Public Assistance 4/06/17 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 4/05/17 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Failed Policies on Trade with China 4/05/17 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States - Do Not Roll Back Citizen Protections Against Police Killings and Misconduct 4/04/17 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 4/04/17 Rush Commemorates Dr. King's Legacy by Calling for Support of the Paycheck Fairness Act and Workplace Equity 3/31/17 Congressional Climate Change Leaders Call For U.S. Support of Critical Green Climate Fund 3/30/17 Letter to the Hon.Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies - Federal Funding for Veteran Suicide Prevention 3/28/17 Let America Breathe Again 3/20/17 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Trump Administration Violating Rulemaking Process 3/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden - Hold Hearing on AHCA in Light of Startling CBO Report 3/13/17 Letter to Mr. Arthur Elkins, Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General - Investigatge Pruitts Potential Conflicts of Interest 3/10/17 Some 1.1 Million Illinois Residents Could Lose Health Care Coverage if ACA is Replaced With "TrumpCare" 3/06/17 Rush Blasts House Republicans For "Peek-A-Boo" Politics That Will Cost Millions of Americans Access to Affordable Health Care 3/02/17 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden - Provide Text of ACA Repeal Bill for Public Viewing at Least 30 Days Prior to Markup 3/01/17 "Trump's Speech Was… Campaign Promises on Steroids" and, Chicago Needs Solutions Not Rhetoric 3/01/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Budget Cuts to International Affairs 3/01/17 Rush Calls for Civil Rights Cold Cases to Be Declassified to Bring Justice and Closure to Families 2/23/17 Letter to Chairwoman Begeman, Surface Transportation Board - Support of the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Petition 2/22/17 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 2/21/17 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Reappoint Secretary of Energy to the NSC Principals Committee 2/17/17 Rush Goes After Gun Traffickers with the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Act of 2017 2/15/17 Rush to Host Forum on Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies and Propaganda 2/14/17 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States - Reopen the Emmett Till Murder Case in Light of New Information 2/14/17 Rush Calls On "Coward' Who Shot and Killed 11-Year-Old Takiya Holmes to Surrender to Authorities 2/13/17 Rush calls on White House to fire Michael Flynn 2/08/17 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" 2/07/17 Rush Leery of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Vows to Hold Her Accountable for Strengthening Public Education System for All Students 2/06/17 Letter to the Honorable Brendan Carr, Acting General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission - Concerns Regarding Prison Phone Rates 2/01/17 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Presidential Muslim-Ban Executive Order 1/31/17 Rush Statement on Closing of Seaway Bank 1/30/17 Rush Joins Effort to Block Trump's Travel and Refugee Ban 1/24/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Retain CFPB Director Richard Cordray 1/19/17 Letter to Hon. Donald Trump, President-elect - Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood 1/18/17 The Hill - Trump Must Keep CFPB Director RIchard Cordray 1/13/17 Rush Statement on the Department of Justice Pattern-or-Practice Investigation of Chicago Police Department 1/13/17 Letter to President Barack Obama - End Support of Suadi-led Coalition in Yemen 1/12/17 Rush Chastises Fiat for Violating Clean Air Act, Vows to Reintroduce the CLEANUP Act 1/06/17 Representative Rush Praises Release of Department of Energy's Latest Quadrennial Energy Review, and Will Soon Introduce Legislation Codifying the QER 12/08/16 Sen. Booker and Rep. Rush Introduce Concurrent Resolution to Address Prison Reform and Changes to Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates 12/08/16 Rush Introduces Two Legislative Initiatives: The Laquan McDonald Camera Act and the Family Reconstruction Act 12/05/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data 12/01/16 Rush Votes YES on H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act

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