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 […]

VIDEO: Bustos Stands Up to Labor Secretary on Behalf of Workers, Organized Labor

CLICK HERE for a video of Congresswoman Bustos questioning Secretary of Labor Acosta WASHINGTON – Yesterday in a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to review the president’s FY2020 Budget Request for the Department of Labor, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) stood up for workers’ rights and safety to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “I strongly believe in […]