Bustos’ Legislation to Protect Infants from Opioid Exposure Passes Out of Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that her bipartisan bill to improve care for children born with opioid addiction has passed out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Bustos’ bill, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act (H.R. 4978), now moves toward full consideration by the House. “As a mother, I […]

Bustos Statement on Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement in marking Equal Pay Day: “In the year 2016, it’s inexcusable that women still earn less than men doing the exact same job,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Even though women are graduating college at higher rates than men and making up nearly half of the workforce, […]

Bustos Recognizes Anniversary of Clay Hunt SAV Act, Votes to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Programs for Female Veterans

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) recognized the anniversary of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act. Earlier this week, she also voted in favor of the Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, an addition to current efforts which aims to identify mental health and suicide prevention programs that are the most […]

Bustos Recognizes Ongoing Struggle for Equal Pay on Seventh Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Act Fair Pay Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven years ago today, President Obama signed his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This important legislation took several steps to help close the pay gap that exists between men and women in the workplace. While there has been incremental progress on the national level, where women now […]