Rep. Bobby Rush

Representative from Illinois’s 1st District


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1993-2016 Representative Illinois's 1st District

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Rush has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Rush is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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 Mar 2015, Rush missed 2,302 of 14,778 roll call votes, which is 15.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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