Bustos Pushes for Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day

Women in Illinois’ 17th District Make Only 72 Cents to a Man’s Dollar WASHINGTON – Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued pushing for the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would take real action to close the wage gap that too many women face in the workplace. “Equal pay for equal work […]

Bustos Leads Illinois Democratic House Delegation in Letter Calling on Gov. Rauner to Stop Playing Games and Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs

Entire Illinois Democratic House Delegation Signs onto the Bustos Letter WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) led the entire Illinois Democratic Delegation to demand that Gov. Bruce Rauner fully fund domestic violence programs across the state. Gov. Rauner’s refusal to compromise and pass a budget has left the State of Illinois without a budget […]

Bustos Encourages Illinoisans to Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage Before Midnight Deadline

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) encouraged Illinoisans to sign up for health insurance coverage before midnight – the deadline to enroll in or make changes to 2017 health plans through the Affordable Care Act. “Tonight is the deadline for Illinoisans to sign up or make changes to coverage under the Affordable Care Act, […]

Bustos Calls for Action to End Sexual Assault and Rape in Extended Floor Remarks

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was joined by Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-2) and Katherine Clark (MA-5) to speak about the epidemic of campus sexual assault and rape. Studies have shown that one out of five women on college campuses experiences sexual assault however this ongoing epidemic has largely been unaddressed by Congress. […]