Bustos Demands Action On Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her call for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common sense bill that would ensure equal pay for equal work.  Bustos also attended today’s White House event where President Obama signed two executive orders she had previously called for to help […]

Moline Argus/Dispatch: Bustos report cites lower wages for 17th District women

ROCK ISLAND — Median earnings for women in the 17th Congressional District are 30 percent lower than men's earnings, according to a new report released by Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline. The 17th District covers all of Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Whiteside counties, as well as all or part of 10 others. Rep. Bustos' […]

Bustos Releases New Report On State Of Women’s Economic Security In Region

New Report Shows That When Women Succeed Economically, Families & Communities Do As Well Today, at a listening roundtable with local women in Rock Island, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) unveiled a new report on the state of women’s economic health in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.  The report shows that while women have made great strides […]

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, […]