Congresswoman Bustos helps introduce legislation to end secret taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements

Congresswoman Bustos helps introduce legislation to end secret taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements  “Taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for members of Congress to sweep their own bad behavior under the rug”  WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she helped introduce the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act. This legislation would prevent taxpayers […]

Congresswoman Bustos Votes in Favor of Brownfield Program Reauthorization, Which Passed House Today

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted in favor of H.R. 3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act. The bill reauthorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) brownfields program through the 2022 Fiscal Year at its current funding level of $250 million per year. It also allows the EPA to provide additional […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements

“I find it unacceptable that members of Congress can use taxpayer funds to settle workplace disputes with virtually no transparency, particularly accusations of sexual harassment or discrimination. If a member of Congress is going to settle a sexual harassment claim, taxpayers should have the right to know about it since they’re the ones footing the […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Allegations Against Rep. John Conyers

“I’m extremely disturbed by the allegations in Rep. John Conyers’ sexual harassment settlement. There needs to be an immediate Ethics investigation into this settlement as well as any others that used taxpayer funds to silence victims and protect members of Congress. Additionally, I call on Speaker Ryan to bring the Me Too Congress Act to […]