Official Twitter account of Congressman Bobby L. Rush, proudly representing the 1st Congressional District of Illinois.
A pathway to citizenship would keep millions of families together. It would boost state economies by billions and increase GDP by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. And it's supported by voters from across the political spectrum. This is the year we must get it done. #WeAreHome
The wealthy don’t need another tax cut — the middle class does. It’s about time that working people get the tax cut they deserve. It's time to #BuildBackBetter .
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.
When the photo from Emmett Till’s funeral ran in Jet, I will never forget how my mother gathered us around the table and said, "this is why I brought my boys out of the South." Emmett Till would have turned 80 today. In his name, we must get the #AntilynchingAct passed into law.
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:
Looking out of my window, I don’t see protestors. I see Trump-inspired rioters. How were these lawbreakers allowed to shut down the US Congress? If they had been Black or Brown, there would be a far different portrayal. Media stop calling this a protest, this is a riot, clearly!
Years ago they might have used a rope and tree but today all they need is a cop and his knee. The methods may have changed but the objective is the same: intimidation through racially motivated violence. @senatemajldr , PASS THE EMMETT TILL ANTILYNCHING ACT!