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 […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Washington Republicans Passing a Tax Scam that will Raise Taxes on Millions of Middle Class Families to pay for a Massive Bailout to Billionaires

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted against Paul Ryan’s Billionaires-First tax plan that is projected to raise taxes for millions of hardworking middle-class families, increase the national debt by trillions of dollars and put programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Farm program payments at risk – all to provide a massive tax […]

Joined By Retired Teamsters & Miners, Senate & House Democrats Unveil New ‘Better Deal’ Proposal To Ensure 1.5 Million Retired Workers Across Country Keep Their Earned Pensions In Full

Without Congressional Action, The Retirement Benefits Of 1.5 Million Pension Plan Participant Across The Country Could Be At Risk Washington, D.C. – Senate and House Democrats today unveiled the latest tenet of their economic agenda, “A Better Deal,” which would ensure the pensions that American workers have earned over a lifetime of work are safeguarded and […]