Statement: Congresswoman Bustos backs Leader Pelosi in Speaker’s Race

“For the last two years, I’ve served as a Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee where I’ve had the opportunity to sit at the leadership table and work directly with Leader Pelosi. Together, with the support of our entire Democratic Caucus, we developed our For The People agenda focused on lowering the cost of health care, raising wages by investing in our infrastructure and cracking down on the out-of-control corruption in Washington.

“In a new era of divided government, hardworking families need us to get real results for them. We need to unify behind a leadership team that’s battle-tested and ready to hit the ground running on day one because we have so much work to do. That’s why I’m running for a new leadership position, and it’s also why I’m supporting Nancy Pelosi as our next Speaker. She’s both ready and equipped to take on the tough challenges while standing up for the kitchen table values that unite us as Democrats. She has given members real opportunities to advance in leadership, and I look forward to continuing our work in the majority.”