Bobby L. Rush

Bobby L. Rush


Official Twitter account of Congressman Bobby L. Rush, proudly representing the 1st Congressional District of Illinois.

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6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, but rent is still due on the 1st. The CARES Act would put money directly in the hands of millions, but now Trump's admin is saying some will have to wait 20 WEEKS to get their check. #WhereIsTheMoney 

The best way to thank healthcare workers on the frontline in the fight against the coronavirus is by giving them the supplies they need. That's why I cosponsored the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act to force the President to follow through with the #DefenseProductionActNOW .

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#DidYouKnow Although more people are using home dialysis today, black patients are still less likely to use home dialysis than other racial and ethnic groups. That means black patients are more likely to require in person treatments multiple times a week.

This disproportionate statistic is particularly concerning given the increased risks to dialysis patients due to the coronavirus pandemic. That's why I called on HHS & CMS to look for solutions to safely expedite the options of home dialysis. More here:

If you are receiving Social Security or SSI benefits, your payments WILL CONTINUE to be paid on time during the coronavirus pandemic. Be aware of scammers who may try to get your personal information by claiming your payments are stopping. More here:

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Please pray for my comrade and friend, Reverend WalterSlimColeman. Your prayers are needed as he is in the hospital fighting for his life. Slim has been on the frontlines of the struggle for justice & equality for more than 60 years. Please pray for him—prayer counts.

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I’m #AllInIllinois ! Are you? Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Strong. Together we will defeat this dreaded disease.

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The @US_FDA  has issued warnings regarding fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines, and treatments. Don't be fooled. There are currently no vaccines to prevent or drugs to treat COVID-19 approved by FDA. Pass it along. For more info, please visit: .

Today, I sent a letter to @USTreasury  and @SBAgov  calling on them to clarify antiquated SBA requirements to ensure more small businesses are eligible for loan programs, such as the Paycheck Protection Program, established under the CARES Act. More here:

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In 2012, I wore a hoodie on the House Floor to make a statement about the deadly consequences of racial profiling. On Wednesday, @Rep_Matt_Gaetz  wore a gas mask in the chamber, making light of an epidemic that has killed 14 Americans. Guess which one of us was forcibly removed.

You think this impeachment is a LYNCHING? What the hell is wrong with you? Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you. Delete this tweet.

Double standards aside, the coronavirus is not a joke and the thousands of deaths worldwide are not to be taken lightly. The @CDCgov  has laid out a number of preventative measures we can take to stop the spread of this deadly disease—no gas mask required:

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If the President wishes to learn about actual lynching, I would encourage him to read, support, & pass my bill, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which makes lynching a federal hate crime. Unfortunately for him, there are no anti-impeachment sections.

There is no "both sides" to this issue. Rush Limbaugh is a racist who uses his platform to inspire other racists. Rewarding him with a #MedalOfFreedom  is a slap in the face to every person who ACTUALLY deserved that honor.

In all seriousness, the POTUS, along with his accessories before, during, and after the fact, admitted to a crime and is now trying to cover it up. He is unfit for office & a threat to our democracy. #ImpeachTrumpNow 

Imminent: about to happen. “The President is in imminent danger of being impeached a second time.” Eminent: (of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession. “The President is one of the world’s most eminent criminals.

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