Bobby (Bobby) L. Rush (D-01)

US Representative Bobby Rush

Bobby (Bobby) L. Rush (D-01)
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Capitol: 202.225.4372
FAX: 202.226.0333
District: 773.779.2400
Room 2188 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1301
11750 South Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643-4732
Residence:Chicago, IL

Committee Assignments

ChairmanCongressional Caucus on Educating, Engaging, and Employing America's Youth
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Energy
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
Co-ChairEnergy Caucus
Co-ChairCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCrime Prevention and Youth Development Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Collegiate Sports Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations
FC MemberCongressional 5G Caucus
FC MemberGlobal Investment in American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Green Jobs
FC MemberHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
FC MemberNo War With Iran Caucus
FC MemberHaiti Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberMidwest High Speed Rail Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


United States Representative Bobby L. Rush is a transcendent and influential American leader who keeps his legislative and policy interests focused on the needs of his constituents in the 1st Congressional District of Illinois, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable and the communities that have been left behind. He believes deeply in the redemptive power of the human spirit and in human ingenuity and tenacity. In office since 1993, Rush stands on the shoulders of a long line of patriots and public servants who have gone before him and who are ardent believers in our Constitution. His life is an example of our nation's fundamental promise and his work reflects a deep determination to bend the arc of government resources and innovation towards the needs of every American - whether they live on our nation's main streets or its side streets. Rush fights every day for his constituents; to improve their lives, grow the economy, bring jobs to the district, and build a stronger middle class. Chicago and its surrounding communities are a snapshot of the diversity that is found across America. While large parts of Rush's district include communities that house world-class health and educational institutions and a diverse array of businesses, there are others where youth unemployment and acts of violence are far too common. Rush has focused on providing a public policy approach to creating jobs, tackling gun violence, and making communities safer. Rush is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army and an ordained minister with a Master's Degree in Theology. Rush has honorary doctorate degrees from the Virginia University of Lynchburg, Roosevelt University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). In addition to his Congressional responsibilities, Rush is the pastor of the Beloved Community Christian Church of God in Christ in Chicago. Rush listens to his constituents with a pastor's ear and acts on their needs through hard work, empathy, and a commitment to public service. Rush was married to the late Carolyn Rush for 37 years and recently married Minister Evangelist Paulette Rush.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Paulette Rush   DOB: 11/23/1946
Counties Representing