Bustos Kicks off Women’s Economic Security Tour

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she will kick off a week-long women’s economic security tour with a roundtable discussion with women business owners. Bustos will spend the week touring Northwest and Central Illinois to discuss her new report on the state of women’s economic security in our region, state and country. Bustos’ new […]

Expanding economic opportunity for all women

Decades ago, raising three small boys in Northwest Illinois, my husband and I worked opposite shifts for years. When I was a cub newspaper reporter, I worked second shift and would arrive home from the newsroom each night just in time for my husband to leave for his graveyard shift as a rookie cop. The […]

BUSTOS URGES ACTION TO CLOSE WAGE GAP ON EQUAL PAY DAY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help close the still persistent wage gap between men and women. In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, women make only 73 cents on the dollar compared to men for doing the same work, even worse […]

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