Representative Bobby L. Rush's Public Statements

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Full Name: Bobby L. Rush
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 6 Children (1 deceased)
Birth Date: 11/23/1946
Birth Place: Albany, GA
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: Baptist
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4/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms 4/09/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal 4/08/14 Remembering the Rwandan Genocide 4/04/14 Letter to Chairman Jack Kingston and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding 3/31/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act 3/31/14 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security of the House Appropriations Committee - Eliminate Immigrant Detention Bed Quota 3/27/14 Letter to President Barack Obama - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan 3/27/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act 3/26/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia 3/26/14 Rush Statement on Illinois Governor's 2014 Budget Address 3/25/14 Rush Takes Lead Urging the House Appropriations Committee to Fund Trauma Related Promgrams 3/21/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Calling for Extension of Wind Energy Credit 3/20/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Sudan and South Sudan Call for Action on South Sudan Violence 3/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination 3/17/14 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs 3/14/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Anti-LGBT Legislation 3/12/14 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Chemicals in Commerce Act 3/10/14 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military 3/06/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind 2/27/14 Letter to Bill Shuster, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Barabara Boxer, Chairman, House Committee on Environment and Public Works - Water Resources Development Act 2/27/14 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman, House Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ed Whitfield, Chairman, Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - EPA Regulations Report 2/20/14 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Retain Strong Environmental Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) 2/19/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exclude 'Chained CPI' from Budget 2/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education 2/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reveal Top Line Intelligence Spending Levels in FY2015 Budget 2/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran 2/11/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administration, Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides 2/11/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Building Concession Workers in Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage 2/10/14 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Great Lakes Navigation System 2/10/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Propane Shortage 2/07/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - FEMA Public Assistance for Disaster Damage in Illinois 1/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Full LIHEAP Funding in 2015 Budget 1/24/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Deportations Now 1/24/14 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of the Interior - Conserve National Treasures Using Antiquities Act 1/10/14 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic 1/01/14 Issue Position: Public Safety 12/19/13 Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Releases Recommendations for Department of the Interior 12/19/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Durbin, Kirk, Delegation Call on President to Provide Federal Public Assistance for Southern and Central Illinois Counties 12/16/13 Letter to Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Request for Meeting to Discuss Humanitarian Concerns 12/13/13 Letter to Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education - Regulations to Protect Students from Unmanageable Debt and Worthless Degrees 12/13/13 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors 12/11/13 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance 12/11/13 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses 12/05/13 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader - Medicare Advantage Plants 12/05/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Dial Back Deportations 12/04/13 Letter to Fast Food Chains - Raising Minimum Wage 12/03/13 Letter to Paul Ryan, Chairman, House of Representatives Budget Committee, Patty Murray, Chairwoman, Senate Budget Committee, Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House of Representatives Budget Committee, and Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member, Senate Budget Committee - Don't Cave to Tea Party Extremism 11/25/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Illinois Disaster Declaration Due to Tornado Damage 11/25/13 Kirk, Durbin, Delegation Call on President to Provide Federal Refief for Central and Southern Illinois Counties 11/22/13 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate