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 […]

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 […]