Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Standing Up For Women

Advocating for women and families has been a continued focus throughout my life and career.  I have always firmly believed that women should have equal opportunities and the ability to voice their opinions on community issues – whether the setting is in workplace, in the classroom or in the public sector.

As a working mom who raised three sons, I have experienced many of the issues, and challenges, women face first hand.  I support equal pay for equal work, support a woman’s right to choose, support renewing and strengthening the Violence Against Women Act and believe that women should continue to have access to preventative health and family planning services.

More on Standing Up For Women

Apr 8, 2014
Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her call for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common sense bill that would ensure equal pay for equal work.
Mar 19, 2014
Median earnings for women in the 17th Congressional District are 30 percent lower than men's earnings, according to a new report released by Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline.
Mar 17, 2014
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) unveiled a new report on the state of women’s economic health in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.
Jan 29, 2014
Today, on the 5th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help close the persistent wage gap between men and women.
Jun 10, 2013
Today, on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy signing the Equal Pay Act into law, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common sense bill that would ensure Illinois women equal pay for equal work.
Apr 9, 2013
Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common sense bill that would ensure equal pay for equal work.
Mar 20, 2013
It's Women’s History Month, a time when I think of the trailblazers who paved the way to give women like myself the opportunity to serve.
Mar 12, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released a video message commemorating Women’s History Month, which is celebrated during the month of March.
Feb 28, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).