Bustos Condemns Anti-Asian Sentiment Related to COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass H. Res. 908 to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19. The resolution recognizes and denounces the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, which have been linked to the usage of racist terms like “Kung Flu” or “China Virus.” It also calls on federal and state […]

Bustos Helps Pass Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act

Bustos: “Today’s vote is personal to me – like many women, I have seen the impact that it can have on a career when an employer refuses to consider accommodations for a pregnancy.” WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to protect pregnant workers through reasonable workplace […]

Bustos Statement on Reports of USDA’s $300 Million Big Oil Bailout

Bustos: “There was simply no money to help ethanol and our family farmers, but Secretary Perdue and the Trump Administration have discovered $300 million to bail out big oil.” WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

Bustos Helps Pass Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act to Combat Discrimination in Education

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act to hold federally funded programs, including schools, accountable for their responsibility to provide all students with equal opportunity for a quality education. “The Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act is key to promoting equal education opportunities and restoring the rights of students […]