House: New Legislation Introduced by Bobby Rush – “Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2019”

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Rep. Bobby Rush (D)
Rep. Bobby Rush (D)

New bill introduced: To prohibit brand name drug manufacturers from compensating generic drug manufacturers to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and to prohibit biological product manufacturers from compensating biosimilar and interchangeable product manufacturers to delay entry of biosimilar and interchangeable products, and for other purposes.

Democratic Representative Bobby Rush from the state of IL, along with thirty-eight cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.1499 on Mar 05, 2019. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Intellectual property, Health, Civil actions and liability, Government information and archives, Administrative law and regulatory procedures, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Judicial review and appeals, Competition and antitrust and Prescription drugs.

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors are all Democrats. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Bobby Rush Information

Bobby Rush was born on a 1946 in Albany.

Bobby Rush has held a number of positions, including United States representative, alderman city council and chairperson deputy.

Bobby Rush’s Work in Congress

  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the House 116th congress. He voted along party lines 98.86 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. During this period Bobby Rush missed 12.38% of the votes, sponsored 17 bills, cosponsored 252 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 94.47 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. During this period Bobby Rush missed 22.03% of the votes, sponsored 26 bills, cosponsored 582 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 94.92 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. During this period Bobby Rush missed 24.08% of the votes, sponsored 21 bills, cosponsored 349 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. He voted along party lines 92.35 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. During this period Bobby Rush missed 40.6% of the votes, sponsored 16 bills, cosponsored 480 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 in the House 112th congress. He voted along party lines 92.17 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. During this period Bobby Rush missed 11.46% of the votes, sponsored 15 bills, cosponsored 355 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 in the House 111th congress. He voted along party lines 97.11 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. During this period Bobby Rush missed 11.92% of the votes, sponsored 28 bills, cosponsored 424 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2007 to Jan 2009 in the House 110th congress. He voted along party lines 96.87 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. During this period Bobby Rush missed 31.84% of the votes, sponsored 19 bills, cosponsored 499 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2005 to Jan 2007 in the House 109th congress. He voted along party lines 92.21 percent of the time. During this period Bobby Rush missed 9.06% of the votes, sponsored 16 bills, cosponsored 352 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2003 to Jan 2005 in the House 108th congress. He voted along party lines 92.77 percent of the time. During this period Bobby Rush missed 8.19% of the votes, sponsored 13 bills, cosponsored 342 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 2001 to Jan 2003 in the House 107th congress. He voted along party lines 92.47 percent of the time. During this period Bobby Rush missed 10.64% of the votes, sponsored 8 bills, cosponsored 490 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 1999 to Jan 2001 in the House 106th congress. He voted along party lines 92.01 percent of the time. During this period Bobby Rush missed 14.42% of the votes, sponsored 11 bills, cosponsored 393 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 1997 to Jan 1999 in the House 105th congress. He voted along party lines 87.21 percent of the time. During this period Bobby Rush missed 6.49% of the votes, sponsored 13 bills, cosponsored 406 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 1995 to Jan 1997 in the House 104th congress. He voted along party lines 86.32 percent of the time. During this period Bobby Rush missed 10% of the votes, sponsored 1 bills, cosponsored 116 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 1) from Jan 1993 to Jan 1995 in the House 103rd congress. He voted along party lines 88.54 percent of the time. During this period Bobby Rush missed 8.12% of the votes, sponsored 6 bills, cosponsored 230 bills.
Picture of Rep. Bobby Rush (D)
Rep. Bobby Rush (D)

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