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

Jan 20, 2015
Tonight, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement at the conclusion of the President’s State of the Union Address
Jan 7, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos joined with the women of the House Democratic Caucus in recognition that the new 114th Congress has the most women Members in American history.
Dec 19, 2014

SUBJ: Bustos Continues Fighting for the Right Priorities during Second Year in Office
DATE: December 19th, 2014

Oct 13, 2014
The average cost of child care is more than it costs to send your kids to college.
Oct 2, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued a statement in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is acknowledged each October.
Sep 26, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced a $91,222 grant to go the Winnebago County Circuit Court.
Sep 12, 2014
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act being signed into law, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos visited the Fulton-Mason Crisis Service Friday afternoon and Canton's mayor declared October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city.
Sep 12, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos visited domestic violence centers in Peoria and Canton to recognize the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) being signed into law.
Sep 12, 2014
17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act by touring domestic violence centers in the area.
Aug 5, 2014

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is co-sponsoring legislation that aims to make the university experience safer. The 17th District Congresswoman is one of about 20 representatives introducing the House version of the Campus Safety and Accountability act. 

The measure focuses on protecting students and standardizing practices regarding sexual assault on college campuses. The bill seeks to hold colleges and perpetrators accountable in a consistent way on campuses nationwide. Bustos says there’s an epidemic of sexual assault going unaddressed. 

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