BUSTOS IN ELLE: “Everyone Regained a Constitutional Right This Year—And Most People Don’t Even Know It”

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) published an op-ed in Elle with activist Tanuja Gupta, a leading organizer of the Google Walkouts, about her Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, which was recently signed into law. The piece also discusses the recent launch of Silenced No More, an initiative focused on educating survivors, advocates […]

Bustos Votes to Protect Right to Contraception

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Right to Contraception Act – legislation to protect access to birth control in the wake of the Supreme Court’s assault on reproductive rights.  The legislation would guarantee the right to obtain and use birth control as established in Griswold v. Connecticut,  including oral contraception, emergency contraception and IUDs. The bill […]

Bustos Votes to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act – two bills aimed at defending access to reproductive health care.  The Women’s Health Protection Act restores the right to reproductive health care nationwide – ensuring all Americans, regardless of where they live, can make their own decisions about their […]

Bustos Secures Support for Rural Communities, Local Priorities in Appropriations Packages

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of committee a series of packages that address water quality in Lewistown and other rural communities, would help lower gas prices and increase access to education.  The packages now head to the House Floor for a full vote. “I’ve […]