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 […]

Bustos Leads the Charge to End Forced Arbitration Agreements that Prevent Sexual Assault Survivors of Receiving Justice

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reintroduced the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act. Joining Congresswoman Bustos as original cosponsors on this bipartisan legislation are Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Morgan Griffith (VA-9). The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act would void forced arbitration agreements that prevent sexual harassment […]

Bustos Helps Introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act – a commonsense bill to tackle the lingering challenges related to gender pay inequity. Across the country, the wage gap hurts the financial security of both women and their families – with women making an average of 80 cents for every dollar earned […]