Standing with Gretchen Carlson, Congresswoman Bustos, Senator Gillibrand and Colleagues Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Void Forced Arbitration Agreements that Prevent Sexual Harassment Survivors from Getting the Justice they Deserve

Bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Bustos, Jones, Jayapal and Stefanik, would invalidate forced arbitration, bring sexual harassment and discrimination claims out of secret settlement process and into the light of day to help eliminate institutionalized protections for abusers Washington, DC –Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with former Fox News host Gretchen […]

Congresswoman Bustos helps introduce legislation to end secret taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements

Congresswoman Bustos helps introduce legislation to end secret taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements  “Taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for members of Congress to sweep their own bad behavior under the rug”  WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she helped introduce the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act. This legislation would prevent taxpayers […]

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 […]

Bustos Statement on Potential Rollback of Protections for Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a decision to begin new rulemaking on protections for survivors of campus sexual assault: “Today’s announcement by Secretary DeVos sends a disturbing message to survivors of rape and campus sexual assault. Rather than strengthening our existing […]

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