Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rep. Bobby Rush

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

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Grade

12

Votes for Children

51

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Rep. Rush has taken 12 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 4 bills and cosponsored 47 bills to help children. Rep. Rush has taken 0 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 400 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Rush has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1 the For the People Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1177 the U.S. Citizenship Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1280 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.1319 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1347 the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2021.


  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1446 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1470 the Ending Qualified Immunity Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.1558 the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.1603 the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1620 the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1752 the COOL OFF Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1753 the Improving Access to Nutrition Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1791 the CHIPP Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1792 the Ensuring Kids Have Access to Medically Necessary Dental Care Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1808 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1919 the EATS Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2283 the Teaching Asian Pacific American History Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2347 the Strengthening the Vaccines for Children Program Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2358 the Voter Empowerment Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2377 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2465 the Healthy Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2513 the Lead Abatement for Families Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2576 the For the 99.5 Percent Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.259 the End Diaper Need Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2715 the Jaime’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2837 the Making Essentials Available and Lawful (MEAL) Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3149 the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3617 the MORE Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3836 the Protecting our Students in Schools Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3929 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3993 the Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.40 the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4077 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.447 the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.485 the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.51 the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.574 the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits Outreach Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.603 the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.604 the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.616 the Emergency Water is a Human Right Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.729 the Strength in Diversity Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the Ethan’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.79 the NEWBORN Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.795 the Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.804 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.816 the Restoring Communities Left Behind Act.

  • voted for H.R.826 the Divided Families Reunification Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.886 the COVID–19 Diaper Assistance Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.959 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

  • 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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