Bustos Votes to Remove Arbitrary Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Washington – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after she helped pass a bipartisan resolution to remove the arbitrary deadline Congress previously set for the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA): “I was proud to vote in favor of women’s equality – plain and simple. Right now, women are forced to […]


Bustos Speaks on House Floor in Support of the FAIR Act WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a longtime leader in the push to end forced arbitration – helped pass the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (the FAIR Act). This bill would prohibit the enforcement of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration provisions in contracts involving […]

Bustos Helps Pass Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass a long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA). The landmark VAWA legislation was first passed by Congress and signed into law in 1994 and, like previous reauthorizations, this bill makes improvements based on the recommendations of law enforcement, victim service providers […]

Bustos Applauds House Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the House passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act which, as an original co-sponsor, she helped introduce earlier this year. This would help close the wage gap and boost the financial security of both women and their families. When Illinois women only make an average of 80 cents for every […]