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House Democrats want hearings on fracking quakes

House Democrats want hearings on fracking quakes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Ranking Democrats serving on House energy committees have called for hearings to discuss possible seismic activity associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Democrats want hearing on methane emissions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said they wanted to hold hearings to assess methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector.

Rep. Bobby Rush takes leave from Congress to care for wife

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., has taken a leave of absence to be with his wife while she has surgery, his staff says.

Hundreds gather to exchange ideas on reducing Chicago gun deaths

CHICAGO, July 27 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people turned out for a Congressional Black Caucus event one CBC member said was meant to "beat the drum" for ideas to end violence in Chicago.

Black Caucus preparing legislation to address racial profiling

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Congressional Black Caucus members are preparing racial-profiling legislation in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black Florida teen, aides say.

Bloody Independence holiday spurs call for national summit on violence

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Three members of Congress from Illinois have called for a summit on urban violence after at least nine people in Chicago died in July Fourth weekend violence.
U.S. lawmakers express privacy concerns over upcoming Google Glass

U.S. lawmakers express privacy concerns over upcoming Google Glass

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Eight members of Congress say they're concerned Google's wearable computer, Google Glass, could violate the privacy "of the average American."

Sen. Kirk climbs steps to Capitol

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was surrounded by Democrats as he walked up the steps of the Capitol on Thursday, almost a year after a stroke.
Congressman: Enforce dress code evenly

Congressman: Enforce dress code evenly

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The head of the Congressional Black Caucus says if a dress code is enforced against a U.S. congressman in a hoodie it should always be enforced for all members.

Is the sky falling?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Why is the sky not falling? Why did stocks rise the day after Congress voted against the $700 billion rescue bill?
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Congressman has cancer surgery

CHICAGO, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., was recovering at home Monday following recent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his salivary gland.

Congress may legislate sports drug-testing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Sports commissioners and union leaders sat beside each other Wednesday as a U.S. House panel debated if and how to enforce a proposed drug-testing program.

Panel to hold hearings on air bags

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A congressional subcommittee plans hearings in Washington on air bag deployment in automobiles.

U.S. legislating immigration case-by-case

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- With national immigration reform stalled in the U.S. Congress, legislators have begun filing bills on behalf of individuals, The Washington Post reported.

Ban proposed for honorary street signs

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- Controversy over a proposed honorary Chicago street sign for Illinois Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton is fueling calls to ban all such honorary signs.
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Bobby Lee Rush (born November 23, 1946) is an American politician from Illinois. A Democrat, he has served in the United States House of Representatives as the member from Illinois' 1st congressional district since 1993. Rush's district is located principally on the South Side of Chicago. It is a minority-majority district and has a higher percentage of African Americans (65%) than any other congressional district in the nation. Rush has the distinction of being the only person to date to defeat President Barack Obama in an election for public office.

Rush is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, as well as a former member and founder of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. Rush is also a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.

Rush served on the Chicago City Council in the 1980s, representing the 2nd Ward. He was one of the pro-Harold Washington faction on the Council during the "Council Wars" that began in 1983 following Washington's election as Mayor of Chicago in a racially-polarized contest.

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