Bustos’ Opening Statement at Hearing to Review Farm Policy with Undersecretary Robert Bonnie

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17),Chair of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, delivered the following statement at today’s hearing titled “A Hearing to Review Farm Policy with Undersecretary Robert Bonnie.” [As prepared for delivery] Today’s hearing to review farm policy with USDA’s Undersecretary for Farm Production […]

Bustos Discusses $1 Billion USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Investment During House Ag Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) discussed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $1 billion investment in climate-smart commodities to expand markets and strengthen rural America while she chaired a hearing of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee. The initiative is being rolled out utilizing discretionary authorities under […]

Bustos’ Bill to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Harassment Passes House

The legislation is now poised for a vote this week before the U.S. Senate WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) bipartisan, bicameral legislation to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault survivors passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act will void forced arbitration […]

Bustos Speaks on House Floor Ahead of Vote on Bill to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Harassment

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) spoke on the House Floor during the debate of her bipartisan, bicameral legislation to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault survivors. A vote by the full House of Representatives is forthcoming this evening. Her full speech can be viewed here and read below.  WATCH: Bustos Speaks […]