BUSTOS STANDS WITH WORKERS & RETIREES, HELPS PASS THE BUTCH LEWIS ACT

WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 – otherwise known as the Butch Lewis Act, named after Ohio union leader Butch Lewis. This legislation would keep pension promises made to workers during the course of their careers and guarantee that retirees will not face […]

Bustos Helps Pass Raise the Wage Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Raise the Wage Act. This legislation would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025 and give more than 33 million hardworking Americans a raise. Additionally, this bill would lift 1.3 million Americans out of poverty, including 600,000 children. “All across our […]

Bustos Secures Wins for Rural Health Care, Students and Workforce Development in Appropriations Bill

With Critical Bustos Provisions Included, Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor for Final Passage WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass a robust Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) funding bill out of the House Appropriations Committee. The legislation will now head to the House floor for final passage. Congresswoman […]

VIDEO: Bustos Introduces Illinois Attorney General at Appropriations Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul at a hearing for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The hearing focused on combatting “wage theft” – when workers are not awarded the wages they’ve rightfully earned on the job – and the Department of […]