Bustos Calls For Closing Wage Gap On 5th Anniversary Of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the 5th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help close the persistent wage gap between men and women.  In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, women make 70% of what men make on average and nationally, […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Calls On Congress To Pass Paycheck Fairness Act On 50th Anniversary Of Equal Pay Act

Bustos An Original Co-Sponsor Of Legislation To Ensure Illinois Women Equal Pay For Equal Work Illinois Women Still Only Make 77 Cents For Every Dollar Earned By Men Today, on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy signing the Equal Pay Act into law, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congress to pass the […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Calls On Congress To Pass Paycheck Fairness Act On Equal Pay Day

Cheri An Original Co-Sponsor Of Legislation To Ensure Equal Pay For Equal Work WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common sense bill that would ensure equal pay for equal work.      “Equal pay is not simply a women’s issue, […]

Why I Celebrate Women’s History Month

It's Women’s History Month, a time when I think of the trailblazers who paved the way to give women like myself the opportunity to serve. I think of several Illinois women, like Jane Addams, who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and was the founder of the Hull House in Chicago, […]