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

1,130 Following   32,736 Followers   3,830 Tweets

Joined Twitter 5/25/11


TY @RepLBR for leading a letter to U.S. House leadership prioritizing $ to front line health care workers (includin… https://t.co/YjAlFzodfs
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushToday is #CensusDay, and for the first time ever, the #2020Census is available online! Complete your Census form sa… https://t.co/aIU3ljzi25Better late than never, I suppose. https://t.co/QTAtw2b2teOnce again, @RepDevinNunes has no idea what he is talking about. The economy won't survive this pandemic if the Ame… https://t.co/ofodqWbomaIt is indefensible that this Admin would not reopen ACA enrollment during a pandemic. Just yesterday, the Presiden… https://t.co/54BatzmEyDWhat planet does Mike Pence live on? https://t.co/DaDf7HgPqh https://t.co/vg7Z9uTO9vFollowing the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the IRS will work to deliv… https://t.co/c2BVEUMdE6Please pray for my comrade and friend, Reverend Walter “Slim” Coleman. Your prayers are needed as he is in the hosp… https://t.co/8SHid38Zg5
4/1
2020
Champion @RepBobbyRush just introduced the Martha Wright Act H.R. 6389 which will immediately block predatory fees… https://t.co/1ksI3DpbKg
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushIf you are receiving Social Security or SSI benefits, your payments WILL CONTINUE to be paid on time during the cor… https://t.co/XSR9U0MjIVCoronavirus does not discriminate, but the U.S Healthcare System does. Tragically, COVID-19 will illuminate yet ano… https://t.co/Mk36fdrlga
3/31
2020
This is only going to get worse if we do not begin releasing nonviolent inmates from prison, particularly elderly i… https://t.co/fvFTfYXBQV
3/30
2020
This virus does not care how old you are. It does not care about the color of your skin. We are ALL at risk. PLEA… https://t.co/Xl85pn95KN.@realdonaldtrump: Mr. Pres, this is abt getting $ to the American ppl as soon as possible, not abt getting credit.… https://t.co/FTlVdH6RhQ
Retweeted by Bobby L. Rush
3/28
2020
This disproportionate statistic is particularly concerning given the increased risks to dialysis patients due to th… https://t.co/CXZKdExlAO#DidYouKnow Although more people are using home dialysis today, black patients are still less likely to use home di… https://t.co/463HQxUk6aYesterday, @POTUS went on a talk show to question whether Americans really need more ventilators to save people’s l… https://t.co/XKuvyOttiC
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushThe best way to thank healthcare workers on the frontline in the fight against the coronavirus is by giving them th… https://t.co/9R2IeBssCZThis historic piece of legislation provides direct cash payments to Americans, expands unemployment benefits, and m… https://t.co/xJX58h8IBR
3/27
2020
Today, following a request I made with @RepBuddyCarter, CMS has agreed to allow pathologists to work remotely. T… https://t.co/nqimWqJ57EThe average inmate pays up to $25 per call. Given that most prisoners are paid legal slave wages, this cost is incu… https://t.co/4nP1s9n1rGSo much for “all lives matter.” https://t.co/YfGgmDhNhdTHANK YOU to all the Americans who are going to work so the rest of us can stay home and stop the spread of this de… https://t.co/vy76PFSoPxAPNEWSALERT: WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Pelosi: $2.2T coronavirus economic relief bill will pass House on Friday 'wi… https://t.co/zBlz8v0JeY
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3/26
2020
As Illinois families face unprecedented economic challenges during the #COVID19 pandemic, I’m proud to announce tha… https://t.co/QDeZWkdBDa
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushThe real thank you is owed to our front line healthcare workers, who are risking their own health and wellness in o… https://t.co/UiyG3BoinCSubstituting racist monikers for the name of this dreaded disease does NOTHING to protect the public health and has… https://t.co/gz6bhq5iMiBased on remarks made by the President earlier this week, it appears that he too is open to releasing elderly, nonv… https://t.co/Zh9v3HA3ZvThis is good news, but if we are serious about mitigating the risk of infection to prisoners, it is imperative that… https://t.co/nbANnt5GqiI understand how difficult social distancing can be, but the stay-at-home order issued by @GovPritzker is absolutel… https://t.co/kxVOM1U7dHTHREAD: Today, I led the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation in a letter calling on the @DeptofDefense to fede… https://t.co/sgWHuKHU1Z
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3/25
2020
Social distancing may not be convenient, but it is completely necessary if we are going to stop the spread of coron… https://t.co/s1mjLF7nWVLast week, I called for the reopening of MetroSouth Medical Center in order to increase the number of hospital beds… https://t.co/9bHZLhXICkNEW: @HouseDemocrats just introduced our third #FamiliesFirst proposal—the Take Responsibility for Workers and Fami… https://t.co/cXW03jCZtc
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushHow does writing a blank check to mega corporations save lives? How does allowing businesses to cut wages help fam… https://t.co/vMm7toqB4d
3/24
2020
It’s bad enough that @realDonaldTrump is trying to take health care away from millions of Americans, but it is trul… https://t.co/9Tbc7HmC5iHouse Democrats are working around the clock to put together legislation that will save our economy by putting the… https://t.co/SCEkOtRFa5
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushI shudder to think how much more dire the coronavirus pandemic might be had we not passed the #AffordableCareAct 10… https://t.co/jQlz7NJPvu
3/23
2020
Last night, I hosted a telephone town hall on the coronavirus and several of my constituents asked how they can hel… https://t.co/UTpj5Nqu5k
3/22
2020
Small businesses, especially minority-owned businesses, need robust assistance to recover from #Covid_19.… https://t.co/cRidaaONji
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushReminder: We’re going live at 6:30 pm CT. Hope to hear from you then! https://t.co/38DUzfIYBwIf there are actions that I can take that will save lives, no matter how difficult, then I have an obligation as go… https://t.co/PNkR7rGSDL
Retweeted by Bobby L. Rush.@RepBonnie, @RepCohen & I are urging House/Senate leadership to include protections for workers & consumers in any… https://t.co/R36NScPFC4
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushPublic transit agencies are feeling the squeeze and struggling to operate with reduced ridership & revenue.… https://t.co/chpheVhhI9
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushWorking people—from independent contractors to gig workers & small businesses—are facing uncertainty. That's why… https://t.co/YWeg86V6Tn
Retweeted by Bobby L. Rush @RepBost @RepLaHood @RepSchneider @CongressmanRaja @RepCasten @RepChuyGarcia @RepUnderwoodThe coronavirus does not discriminate & neither do Community Health Centers, which provide care for anyone regardle… https://t.co/bbM5JFk1nZTonight, at 6:30 pm CT, I will be hosting a live telephone town hall on the coronavirus. This is your opportunity… https://t.co/19nRSOB1GtMy administration is offering relief to more than 20,000 small- and medium-sized bars and restaurants all across Il… https://t.co/PWhRllvfQh
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3/20
2020
During this pandemic we cannot allow hospitals & Community Health Centers to lack the resources they need, which is… https://t.co/frXbU1IghXLast week, House Democrats passed BIPARTISAN legislation to provide the country with free #coronavirus testing, pai… https://t.co/xlN6OD9MfF
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3/19
2020
I was proud to sign onto this letter urging @usedgov to protect students at higher education institutions, especial… https://t.co/wAhL6xflNCThere are less than 3 hospital beds per 1000 people in the U.S. & hospital closures only make this problem worse. G… https://t.co/uVGysVrZHbTo the grocery store & pharmacy workers, to our health care workers and first responders who keep our communities s… https://t.co/RPO4DjaUZj
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushNow more than ever, we must remain INFORMED. For tips and updates, visit @CDCgov. https://t.co/tKV01XIcaB
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushFor the last few weeks @FoxNews has misled their viewers about the dangers of the coronavirus. Tragically, most of… https://t.co/hS2McUsU3NGreat, but we are past the point of stopping the virus from entering the U.S. It’s here. What the American people… https://t.co/9vifBu5dbmAs a small business owner myself, I know this pandemic hits millions of small businesses hard. That's why I'm circ… https://t.co/jsgBOBg7z2
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3/18
2020
The House passed a bipartisan coronavirus bill on Friday. The Senate took the weekend off and is still slowing down… https://t.co/yGmPzUfeMBThe #FamiliesFirst bill was about many things but first and foremost: testing testing testing. I urge Senators to p… https://t.co/PsKJsY7XNb
Retweeted by Bobby L. Rush“I have a black friend” is a tired excuse. Please find a new one. If you really care about your wife, and other b… https://t.co/3cjedRUNMVBetween Jan. 2005 & June 2019, there were at least 73 infant deaths tied to rockers, swings, & other inclined sleep… https://t.co/6gCeb8pFgJ
3/17
2020
I am glad to see Twitter finally removed this bigoted misinformation, which I had been calling on them to do since… https://t.co/PhhwBFFeseBetween Jan. 2005 & June 2019, there were at least 73 infant deaths tied to rockers, swings, & other inclined sleep… https://t.co/tj6CdRkK74
3/16
2020
@katiemehnert Thank you, and you do too!Companies like Facebook & Twitter need to step their game up when it comes to false and misleading information, esp… https://t.co/D4nw5pSK6rDue to the ongoing public health emergency, my offices in Chicago and DC will be closed to visitors until further n… https://t.co/aqtSSrglCw
3/15
2020
Despite attempts from the other side to derail our fight #ForThePeople, House Democrats passed a BIPARTISAN bill to… https://t.co/0CvduikFGW
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushI cannot overstate how critically important this piece of legislation is to the people in my district as well as al… https://t.co/kA2aghDD8u
3/14
2020
My prayers are with this patient and their family, and I wish her/him a speedy recovery. To the rest of my consti… https://t.co/OO3vLoYmfGIn Illinois, there are 32 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Schools are closing, parents are taking off work, & tensi… https://t.co/9s0oREupNW#Census2020 mailers are on the way to your home NOW, and should be delivered by 3/20! Be ready to respond 💻online… https://t.co/UkmYB0aFdmI am delivering a statement about the #FamiliesFirst Coronavirus Response Act live from the U.S. Capitol. https://t.co/28zxsy5SBS
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushNot to mention the blatant racism. This is utterly disgusting and it is mind-boggling that this level of bigotry an… https://t.co/eZFYVhgBdX.@twitter & @jack, what exactly are you doing about this type of blatant misinformation? By allowing these lies to… https://t.co/rJPqNKouWu @Gop3rd The coronavirus is not fake, and suggesting otherwise is irresponsible and dangerous. Currently, there are… https://t.co/qthPwBlm3LLast night, I sent out a call to my constituents to share with them preventive measures they can and should be taki… https://t.co/k6mM2IdRxOStop making scapegoats out of people YOU appointed. YOU eliminated the pandemic director role. YOU cut @CDCgovhttps://t.co/exNjbgpgn4
3/13
2020
Coronavirus in Illinois: Gov. Pritzker ordered the shutdown of public events with more than 1,000 people as the num… https://t.co/ViWZ4yCf43
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushWe must take steps now to protect Americans & our health care systems from coronavirus. This includes increasing ac… https://t.co/7jSBHzKo3k
Retweeted by Bobby L. Rush"Almost" https://t.co/NBGIQq38vd https://t.co/LiWziSSxXbWhy is it so hard for Republicans to admit, on the record, that this President is painfully unprepared to protect t… https://t.co/RUZB3iQ26HThis is utterly despicable. https://t.co/LQLDpXZpRRAs the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the U.S., please remember to take the necessary measure… https://t.co/imRO803lww
3/12
2020
Moments ago I voted NO on H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, due to lack of meaningful reform… https://t.co/U1grcqSsRiThank you to @RepBobbyRush and @RepLBR for championing the Cosmetic Safety Enhancement Act of 2019. Your efforts wi… https://t.co/Ul9fLYLYHq
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushNevertheless, this amendment goes a long way to ensuring that products used by black women & girls are safer. Thou… https://t.co/pwEiQxqbMRWhile I am grateful to my colleagues for voting in favor of my amendment, I am disappointed that I had to offer it… https://t.co/Wm94xjrPJkToday, @RepLBR and I sought to correct this injustice and offered an amendment to the Cosmetic Safety Enhancement A… https://t.co/l8tvayVV1hThe widespread use of these products in minority communities is not a coincidence. @ewg found that 1 in 12 beauty &… https://t.co/trSjsHDEdHSince then, even more reports have found many African-American women are using products which contain dangerous che… https://t.co/AeMLzlmweIIn December 2016, @ewg found that fewer than 25% of personal care products marketed to black women are considered t… https://t.co/1iswwoPGVY
3/11
2020
1 year ago, @HouseDemocrats passed #HR1, which would increase access to the ballot box and modernize the U.S. votin… https://t.co/MyA9TDqeQ2"Our democracy is at stake in 2020. I trust Black women to protect it as the most loyal, informed, consistent votin… https://t.co/uQcQkdmeO5
3/9
2020
@JamilSmith Thank you, @JamilSmith. I sincerely hope that @RepMattGaetz has learned that COVID-19 is no laughing ma… https://t.co/mdfKsHLr8jThis is an absolute tragedy. It is also deeply saddening that when presented with an opportunity to lead,… https://t.co/W19B2ygVPX
3/7
2020
The #coronavirus threat has shown us what we already knew: Our health care system MUST change. The American peopl… https://t.co/BmtgxG4wUU
Retweeted by Bobby L. RushUnbelievable. https://t.co/X077hz7xU3A sitting member of Congress is threatening bodily harm against a former member of Congress and the former Vice Pre… https://t.co/vqQ7s9gcdFDouble standards aside, the coronavirus is not a joke and the thousands of deaths worldwide are not to be taken lig… https://t.co/OwRyAkYc94
3/6
2020

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