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, […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Releases Video Message Commemorating Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released a video message commemorating Women’s History Month, which is celebrated during the month of March. [[{“fid”:”270″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Rep. Cheri Bustos Commemorates Women’s History Month”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes to Reauthorize & Strenghen the Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Originally passed 19 years ago, VAWA gave law enforcement officials and communities the resources they need to help prevent domestic abuse and keep women and families safe.  Since VAWA was passed in 1994, there has been […]