Expanding economic opportunity for all women

Decades ago, raising three small boys in Northwest Illinois, my husband and I worked opposite shifts for years. When I was a cub newspaper reporter, I worked second shift and would arrive home from the newsroom each night just in time for my husband to leave for his graveyard shift as a rookie cop. The […]

BUSTOS URGES ACTION TO CLOSE WAGE GAP ON EQUAL PAY DAY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help close the still persistent wage gap between men and women. In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, women make only 73 cents on the dollar compared to men for doing the same work, even worse […]

Bustos Promotes Diversity In Growing Technology Field In New Bipartisan Effort

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined the Diversifying Technology Caucus, a new bipartisan coalition dedicated to encouraging more women, minorities and veterans to enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related fields. “We know that companies with diverse leadership out-perform their peers, yet many companies in the booming technology industry are not reflective of the […]