PHOTOS: Bustos Helps Pass Historic Package to Protect Against Gender Discrimination, Violence

This Women’s History Month, Bustos re-authorizes VAWA and votes to eliminate arbitrary time limit on historic ERA WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass a package of historic bills to protect against gender discrimination, in equality, and violence, and honor Women’s History Month. PHOTOS: Congresswoman Bustos joins women in the House in honor of […]

Bustos Helps Pass Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act

Bustos: “Today’s vote is personal to me – like many women, I have seen the impact that it can have on a career when an employer refuses to consider accommodations for a pregnancy.” WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to protect pregnant workers through reasonable workplace […]

Bustos Announces More Than $424,000 in Federal Funding to Help Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence with Disabilities

RAMP to receive funding from the Department of Justice ROCKFORD – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a total of $424,734 in federal funding from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to support the Regional Access And Mobilization Project (RAMP) through the Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant […]

Bustos Votes to Remove Arbitrary Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Washington – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after she helped pass a bipartisan resolution to remove the arbitrary deadline Congress previously set for the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA): “I was proud to vote in favor of women’s equality – plain and simple. Right now, women are forced to […]