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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 (IL) - District 1

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05/20/2020 Letter to the Hon. Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Dept. of the Treasury - Reps. Peter Defazio, Lloyd Doggett, Senator Elizabeth Warren Urge the Federal Reserve & Treasury to Put Workers First, Ensure Accountability in Corporate Bailouts
05/20/2020 Letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper - More than 70 Members Call for Extension of National Guard COVID-19 Response Efforts After Curious Deadline Set
05/20/2020 Letter to Andrew Wheeler, Admin. of the Environmental Protection Agency - Duckworth and Blunt Rochester Lead Colleagues in Calling on EPA to Ensure Air Monitoring Continues During COVID-19 Pandemic
05/15/2020 Rush's Prison Phone Justice Act Passes House
05/14/2020 Letter to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader - Congressmen Cleaver & Williams Lead Bipartisan Call To Support Live Entertainment Venues During Coronavirus Crisis
05/14/2020 Letter to Alex Azar, US Secretary of Health and Human Services - Butterfield and Olson Lead Letter Calling for Additional Funding for Medicaid Providers
05/13/2020 Letter to David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, and Kristalina Georgieva , Chairwomen of the International Monetary Fund - Sanders, Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin
05/13/2020 Letter to Hon. Erica Dreiband, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division - Rep. Pressley, Senator Booker Lead Congressional Call for Federal Civil Rights Investigation into Ahmaud Arbery Murder
05/12/2020 Letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer - Reps. Sewell and Trone Lead 83 Members in Urging Congressional Leadership to Allocate Over $86 Billion for Broadband Expansion in a Future COVID-19 Relief Package
05/11/2020 Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer - Fitzpatrick Joins Over 100 Legislators in Bipartisan Call for Economic Relief for Outdoor Recreation Industry
05/11/2020 Letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer - 83 Members of Congress Call for Recurring Direct Payments During COVID-19 Pandemic
05/08/2020 Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy - Reps. Pressley, Adams, Omar Lead Call to Cancel Student Loan Debt
05/08/2020 Bustos Leads Illinois Congressional Delegation in Call for Extension of National Guard Coronavirus Response Efforts
05/07/2020 Letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy - Pingree Leads 70+ House Members in Push for Nation's Cultural Sector to Receive Direct Aid in Next COVID-19 Relief Package
05/07/2020 Letter to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader , Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Warren, Pressley, Sanders, & Over 135 Colleagues Seek Additional Funding for Community Health Centers in Upcoming COVID-19 Stimulus Packages
05/06/2020 Letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper - Leahy & McGovern Lead More Than 100 Members Of Congress In Letter Opposing Trump Policy Reversal On Antipersonnel Landmines
05/04/2020 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, and the Hon. Seema Verma, Admin. of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Larson Joins 87 House Democrats Demanding Trump Administration to Prioritize COVID-19 Testing In Nursing Homes And All Long-Term Care
05/01/2020 Rush Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Fund $100 Billion Coronavirus Testing and Contact Tracing Effort
05/01/2020 Letter to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader - Spanberger, Katko, DeFazio, & Davis Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Congress to Support Counties in Upcoming COVID-19 Response Packages
04/30/2020 Letter to the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Hon. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader - Rep. Peters Leads Letter Urging Greater Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Resources During COVID Crisis
04/30/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - U.S. Reps. David Trone, Don Young, Lead 54 Bipartisan Members of Congress to Urge USDA to Waive Restrictions on Access to School Meals Across the Country
04/30/2020 Rush Leads Group of 88 House Democrats Calling on DOT, DHS to Require Use of PPE by Transportation Workers, Passengers
04/29/2020 Letter to the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Hon. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader - Engel Leads Effort to Provide Support to Blood Centers
04/29/2020 Letter to Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vice President Mike Pence, Alex Azar, Sec. of the Dep. of Health and Human Services, and Brett Giroir, Assistant Sec. for Health - 60+ Representatives Press Trump Administration to Improve Testing and Contact Tracing Infrastructure
04/29/2020 Letter to the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, and Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives - Collins Works to Protect Local Media Overlooked by Relief Package

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