Congresswoman Bustos helps introduce legislation to end secret taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements

Congresswoman Bustos helps introduce legislation to end secret taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements  “Taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for members of Congress to sweep their own bad behavior under the rug”  WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she helped introduce the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act. This legislation would prevent taxpayers […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Allegations Against Rep. John Conyers

“I’m extremely disturbed by the allegations in Rep. John Conyers’ sexual harassment settlement. There needs to be an immediate Ethics investigation into this settlement as well as any others that used taxpayer funds to silence victims and protect members of Congress. Additionally, I call on Speaker Ryan to bring the Me Too Congress Act to […]

Bustos Statement on Potential Rollback of Protections for Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a decision to begin new rulemaking on protections for survivors of campus sexual assault: “Today’s announcement by Secretary DeVos sends a disturbing message to survivors of rape and campus sexual assault. Rather than strengthening our existing […]

Bustos Statement on Updated, Non-Partisan Report Confirming TrumpCare Means Families Pay More for Less Care and Fewer Protections

In Response to the CBO Score, Bustos Releases First in “Hear from the Heartland” Video Series to Share the Real Impact of TrumpCare on People with Pre-Existing Conditions WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, highlighted the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of TrumpCare and shared […]