Rep. Bobby Rush

Illinois - District 1

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1993-2015 Representative,
Illinois's 1st District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Rush is a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Rush’s bills have had a total of 52 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Rush to other members of the House of Representatives on leadership and ideology.

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Committee Membership

Bobby Rush sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Rush’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1993 to Apr 2014, Rush missed 2,117 of 14,248 roll call votes, which is 14.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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