Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rep. Bobby Rush

Democrat, Illinois, 1st District
Office 202-225-4372 | @RepBobbyRush | Facebook

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Grade

16

Votes for Children

95

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Rush represents a district with a child poverty rate of 23.1 percent. 12.1 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 23 percent are food insecure, and 4.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Rush has taken 16 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 3 bills and cosponsored 92 bills to help children. Rep. Rush has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Rush has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • did not vote on H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.117 the NEWBORN Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1367 the CAMRA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1384 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1454 the COOL OFF Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1470 the Anti-Hunger Empowerment Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1551 the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1705 the Jaime’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1846 the End Diaper Need Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1868 the Health Care Affordability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1884 the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1897 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2055 the An Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2075 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2111 the PROTECT Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2311 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2402 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2411 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2452 the Medicare for America Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2468 the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2507 the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2602 the Healthy MOMMIES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2653 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2751 the Mamas First Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2809 the Improving Access to Nutrition Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2867 the Ethan’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2902 the Maternal CARE Act.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3061 the Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3076 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3170 the Safe Cribs Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3172 the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3435 the Local Public Health And Safety Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3775 the Equal Justice for Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3799 the Reuniting Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3918 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.



  • co-sponsored H.R.4220 the Chronic Absenteeism Reduction in Every School (CARES) Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4278 the Federal Jobs Guarantee Development Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4436 the National Poverty Research Center Authorization Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4801 the Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4984 the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5041 the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5271 the WRCR Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.532 the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5327 the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5349 the Protect SNAP Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5383 the New Way Forward Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5581 the Access to Counsel Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5917 the Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6150 the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6347 the Rental Eviction Moratorium Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6430 the Suspend School Meal Debt Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6437 the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6442 the Providing Americans Insured Days of Leave Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6553 the Automatic Boost to Communities Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.656 the DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6563 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6674 the Medicare Crisis Program Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6722 the Food for Families in Crisis Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6801 the FEED the Children Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6918 the Paycheck Recovery Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6968 the Meals on Wheels for Kids Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.


  • voted for H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7371 the Rebuilding Main Street Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7535 the Expanding SNAP Options Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7633 the Lead Abatement for Families Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.776 the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7887 the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act.

  • voted for H.R.7909 the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8352 the To advance black families in the 21st Century..

  • co-sponsored H.R.8387 the To amend the Social Security Act to provide for a Family Crisis Cash Assistance Program, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored H.R.852 the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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