Press Releases

December 01, 2022

Representatives Bush, Pressley, Jones Lead Letter Urging Biden Administration to Extend and Redesignate Haiti for TPS

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2022)—Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17), and 14 of their colleagues sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging the Department to extend and redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).   “Given the deteriorating situation in Haiti, this Administration should prioritize humanitarian relief, especially given the positive … Continue Reading

November 30, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement Following Missouri’s Execution of Kevin Johnson

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2022) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after Kevin “KJ” Johnson was executed yesterday by the state of Missouri. Mr. Johnson was convicted and sentenced to death for an offense that he committed when he was 19-years-old and shortly after witnessing the death of his 12-year-old brother. His conviction was tainted by racism and misconduct, leading a court-appointed special prosecutor to call for a stay of execution. … Continue Reading

November 30, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Paid Sick Leave for Railroad Workers

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2022) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement in support of codifying minimum levels of paid sick leave for railroad workers.    “Every worker deserves paid sick leave. I am proud of our efforts to negotiate a deal that guarantees seven days of paid sick leave for our rail workers. Health care is a human right, and to deny workers time to recover from an illness or opportunities to seek care through a medical visit … Continue Reading

November 22, 2022

Representatives Bush, Cleaver Urge MO Gov. Parson to Halt Execution of Kevin “KJ” Johnson

Washington, D.C.  (Nov. 22, 2022) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) sent a letter to Missouri Governor Mike Parson urging him to halt the execution of Kevin “KJ” Johnson by granting clemency.  Mr. Johnson is scheduled to be executed by the state, one week from today on November 29th, for an offense that he committed when he was 19-years-old and shortly after witnessing the death of his 12-year-old brother. Furthermore, the … Continue Reading

November 14, 2022

Bush, García, Schakowsky, Jayapal, Call on DOJ and FTC to Investigate RealPage for Anticompetitive Practices

RealPage’s price-setting software uses nonpublic information to recommend rent rates to its clients, a practice that may be contributing to the rental affordability crisis in the United States and could rise to the level of coordinated pricing among competitors.     Washington, D.C. (Nov. 14, 2022) – Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Congressman Jesús “Chuy'' García (IL-04), Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led a letter … Continue Reading

October 27, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Congratulates Staff on Unionization Vote

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2022)— Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after staff in her office voted 10-0 to form a union. The office of Congresswoman Bush is among the first congressional offices to unionize along with workers in the offices of Representatives Andy Levin (MI-09), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Melanie Stansbury (NM-01), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05). “As an activist, organizer, and the proud daughter of a union meat cutter, I could not be prouder of my … Continue Reading

October 24, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on School Shooting in South St. Louis

St. Louis, Mo. (Oct. 24, 2022)— Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after the school shooting that occurred this Monday morning at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, a magnet school in St. Louis, Missouri. As of this statement, it is reported that three people are deceased, including the gunman, and multiple people are left with injuries.   “Today is a day that every parent, teacher, student, and community member prays never … Continue Reading

October 21, 2022

Congresswomen Bush, Adams Request HBCUs Receive Targeted Outreach for Biden’s Student Debt Relief Program

Black college grads owe an average of $25K more in student debt than white college grads   Washington, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2022)—Congresswomen Cori Bush (MO-01) and Alma Adams (NC-12) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) receive targeted outreach about the student debt relief program, the application process, and what borrowers can expect once payments resume. The nearly 100 HBCUs in the United … Continue Reading

October 20, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Demands DOE & Army Corps Immediately Clean Up Jana Elementary and Hold Public Briefing

  Congresswoman Bush is demanding answers on cleanup alongside parents and advocates   Washington, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2022) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) sent a letter to United States Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lieutenant General Spellmon demanding their agencies remediate radioactive contamination within Jana Elementary, and hold a public briefing for community members regarding their efforts. A recent independent … Continue Reading

October 19, 2022

Congresswoman Bush and Oversight Committee and Black Maternal Health Caucus Leaders Release New Report Revealing Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Black Maternal Health Crisis

Report Shows COVID-19 Contributed to More than One-Quarter of Maternal Deaths During 2020 and 2021   Washington, D.C. (Oct. 19, 2022)—Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), member of the Oversight Committee, in partnership with Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Lauren Underwood and Rep. Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., Co-Chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus; Rep. Robin Kelly, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust; … Continue Reading

October 18, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Demands MOHELA Halt Actions Interfering with Student Debt Relief

  MOHELA efforts to halt relief would rob people in Missouri of over $12.7 billion in relief   Washington, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2022) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) sent a letter to Scott Giles, the Executive Director 0f Higher Education Loan Authority of the State of Missouri (MOHELA) demanding the company halt efforts to block millions of people from accessing economic relief through the Biden Administration’s historic student loan debt relief program. MOHELA has … Continue Reading

October 17, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Report Indicating Radioactive Waste at Elementary School

  After launching investigations and introducing legislation, Congresswoman Bush is joining parents to demand immediate cleanup   St. Louis, October 17, 2022 - Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after an independent toxicology report found the presence of radioactive bomb waste on and under the grounds of Jana Elementary School in Hazelwood, MO. The study, carried out by Boston Chemical Data Corporation, found unsafe levels of dangerous … Continue Reading

October 12, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Missouri Lawsuit Challenging Biden Student Loan Debt Cancellation Plan

  St. Louis (October 12, 2022) – Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement as the United States Eastern District Court of Missouri hears oral arguments in Nebraska v. Biden, a lawsuit filed by six Republican-led states, including Missouri, challenging the Biden-Harris Administration’s student debt relief plan.   “Efforts to undermine the Biden Administration’s student loan cancellation program is the latest example of Republicans … Continue Reading

October 07, 2022

Congresswomen Bush, Watson Coleman Release Joint Statement on President Biden’s Actions on Federal Marijuana Offenses

  Lawmakers call on Governors to issue pardons and Congress to take up Drug Policy Reform Act   Washington D.C. (October 7, 2022) - Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) released a joint statement following President Biden’s announcement to pardon anyone who has been convicted of simple marijuana possession and his call to review the classification of marijuana.   “Yesterday’s announcement from President Biden is … Continue Reading

September 29, 2022

Congresswomen Bush, Pressley Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Reproductive Rights for People with Disabilities

  Currently, people with disabilities are at greater risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes    Washington D.C. (September 29, 2022) - Today, Congresswomen Cori Bush (MO-01) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced the Reproductive Health Care Accessibility Act, legislation that would eliminate barriers and strengthen access to reproductive health care for people with disabilities. For many people with disabilities, access to reproductive health care is significantly hindered … Continue Reading

September 27, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Introduces Legislation Providing Mental Health Services to Victims of Police Violence

  Bush collaborated with Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, in introduction of first-of-its-kind legislation   Washington D.C. (September 27, 2022) – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) proudly introduced the Helping Families Heal Act, first-of-its-kind legislation that would fund mental health resources to support those impacted by police violence. Last year broke the record in number of police killings with 1,055 deaths by law enforcement in … Continue Reading

September 16, 2022

ICYMI: Congresswoman Bush Climate Crisis Impacts on Black Communities including St. Louis

  WATCH: Congresswoman Bush proclaims “flooding in St. Louis driven by climate crisis”   Washington DC (September 16, 2022) – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing titled “Fueling the Climate Crisis: Examining Big Oil’s Prices, Profits, and Pledges,” where the focus was to highlight the profiteering role fossil fuels companies play in driving the climate … Continue Reading

September 15, 2022

Representatives Bush, Bowman, Tlaib Introduce Resolution Recognizing Access to Utilities as a Human Right

  Washington D.C. (September 15, 2022) – Today Representatives Cori Bush (MO-01), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Jamaal Bowman Ed.D (NY-16) introduced the Resolution Recognizing the Human Rights to Utilities, which would recognize access to water, sanitation, electricity, heating, cooling, public transit, and broadband communications as basic human rights and public services that must be accessible, safe, acceptable, sufficient, affordable, justly … Continue Reading

September 14, 2022

Congresswoman Cori Bush Introduces Two Bills to Protect Workers from Climate and Environmental Hazards

  Worker Safety in Climate Disasters Act & Wind Safety Standard Act would protect workers in high wind and disaster events.    Washington DC (September 14, 2022) – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01)introduced two pieces of legislation to protect worker health and safety by developing worker safety standards in the event of climate disasters and extreme weather.  The Worker Safety in Climate Disasters Act would prevent … Continue Reading

September 13, 2022

Representatives Bush, Bowman and 30 Colleagues Urge Federal Agencies to Review and Implement Effective School Safety Measures

Lawmakers argue funding for armed officers in schools is an inadequate gun violence prevention strategy   Washington, DC (September 13, 2022) – In the aftermath of the horrific school shooting that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas this past May, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Congressman Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), and 30 colleagues are urging the Department of Justice, Department of Education and Department of Health and Human … Continue Reading

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