Representative Bobby Rush's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
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7/08/16 Rush Statement on Dallas Shooting 7/06/16 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 7/06/16 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 6/30/16 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule 6/29/16 Rush Launches Greater Chatham Initiative, A Historic Neighborhood Development and Economic Growth Program 6/24/16 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development- Support LGBT Rights Around the World 6/22/16 President Signs Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill Into Law 6/22/16 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 6/22/16 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal 6/21/16 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Interior, Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director of the Council on Environmental Quality, and Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management - Coal Regulations 6/20/16 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, Department of State - Calling on Secretary John Kerry to meet US Commitment to Syrian Refugees 6/20/16 Letter to President Barack Obama- Create Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth 6/20/16 Letter to Commisioner Robert M. Califf, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men 6/13/16 Pipeline Safety Bill Heads to President 6/08/16 Securing America's Future Energy: Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act 6/08/16 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016 6/08/16 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce 6/08/16 Letter to The Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Seeking To Improve Efficiency & Lift Arbitrary Cap On Screeners 6/08/16 House Passes Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill 6/06/16 House to Consider Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill Wednesday 6/06/16 #OnTheFloor: House to Consider Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill WEDNESDAY 6/06/16 Rush Responds to Rauner's Criticism of CPS 5/31/16 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives -Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban 5/25/16 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 5/25/16 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 5/24/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel 5/20/16 Letter to the Hon. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Hon. Peter A. DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Hon. Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Management, and the Hon. Grace F. Napolatino, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment - Inclusion of Des Plaines River Project in Water Resources Development Act 5/13/16 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois and the Hon. John J. Cullerton, Michael J. Madigan, Christine Radogno, and Jim Durkin, Legislative Leaders -Prevent Clinton Nuclear Plant Closure 5/12/16 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors- Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank 5/04/16 Letter to President Obama - Calling on President Obama to Keep Sudan Humanitarian Crisis a High Priority 5/02/16 Letter to the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State - Pushing for Investigation of Murder of Honduran Human Rights Defender Berta Cáceres 4/28/16 The Disparate Implementation of Amazon.com's Prime Free Same-Day Delivery 4/26/16 Letter to Mr. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com - Amazon Shipping Redlining Concerns 4/26/16 Letter to the Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Amazon Shipping Redlining Concerns 4/25/16 Letter to Thomas E. Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC- Reps. Yvette D. Clarke and Gene Green Urge FCC to Delay Further Action Until Completion of Impact Study 4/22/16 Rush Applauds Illinois General Assembly for Passing Legislation to Fund CSU 4/21/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement 4/20/16 Letter to President Obama - Make Federal Government "Model Employer" With Fair Chance Hiring Policies 4/20/16 Rep. Matsui Joins Rep. Ellmers, Sen. Portman to Introduce Health IT Legislation 4/20/16 Chicago State University 4/19/16 Democrats to Host Forum on Minority Health Disparities 4/15/16 Letter to Mr. Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services- Reduce Financial Barriers to Vaccines 4/14/16 Letter to the Honorable Ambassador David O'Sullivan, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States - Opposition to Granting Market Economy Status for China 4/14/16 Letter to the Honorable Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative, and the Honorable Penny Prtizker, Secretary of Commerce 4/08/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urge for FEMA to Consider Localized Impact 4/01/16 Letter to the Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the Small Business Administration - Call for Federal Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by Winter Floods 4/01/16 Menendez, Booker Join Colleagues, Former Members of Congress in Filing Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan 3/29/16 Honda Leads Congressional Letter in Support of Presidential Gun Violence Initiatives 3/24/16 Letter to- The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations- Minority AIDS Initiative 3/23/16 Letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations Subcomittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, the Honorable Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, the Honorable John Culbertson, Chairman of the Subcomittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Michael M. Honda, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Computer Science for All Funding

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