Press Releases

December 04, 2023

Ranking Member Bush’s Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on the Critical Mineral Supply Chain

Washington D.C. (Dec. 4, 2023) — Below is Ranking Member Cori Bush’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at last Thursday’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs examining the critical mineral supply chain. Opening Statement Ranking Member Cori Bush Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs Hearing on “Digging Deeper: Ensuring Safety and Security in the Critical Mineral Supply Chain” November 30, 2023 Thank you, Mr. … Continue Reading

December 01, 2023

Reps. Bush, Tlaib, Jackson, Bowman Join Hunger Strikers Outside White House to Demand a Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza

    WATCH: Members of Congress join award-winning actors Cynthia Nixon and Denée Benton, activists in press conference and candlelight vigil on third day of hunger strike outside the White House     Washington D.C. (Dec. 1, 2023) — Wednesday night, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) alongside Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), and Jonathan Jackson (IL-01) joined actors Cynthia Nixon and Denée Benton, state legislators, and community leaders on hunger strike … Continue Reading

December 01, 2023

Members of Congress Gather to Recognize Lives Lost in Palestine and Israel

  Reps. Bush, Tlaib host Vigil for Shared Humanity      Washington D.C. (Dec. 1, 2023) — Last night, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) were joined by members of Congress in a Vigil for Shared Humanity which recognized the lives lost in Palestine and Israel. “Constantly in the news and on social media, we see the fatality numbers tragically rise, hour by hour, day after day. The death toll is so stark that their deaths are often lumped together or … Continue Reading

November 22, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Hostage Release, Temporary Pause in Violence in Gaza

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 22, 2023)— Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement upon the announcement of a U.S.-brokered agreement between Israel and Hamas:   “Tonight’s announcement of a temporary pause in violence and the release of women and children who are being held hostage and arbitrarily detained is a welcome and necessary start. It further proves the effectiveness of de-escalation and diplomacy—not military force—as a means of saving lives and affirms why we must … Continue Reading

November 17, 2023

Calls for Ceasefire Grow in Month Following Introduction of Ceasefire Now Resolution

Washington D.C. (Nov. 17, 2023) — On October 16, 2023, Congresswomen Cori Bush (MO-01) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), alongside André Carson (IN-07), Summer Lee (PA-12), Delia C. Ramirez (IL-03), introduced H. Res. 786, the Ceasefire Now Resolution, which urges the Biden Administration to call for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel and occupied Palestine, and to send humanitarian assistance to Gaza. Upon introduction, this resolution had 13 cosponsors, marking the first group of … Continue Reading

November 09, 2023

ICYMI: Veterans Join Congresswomen Bush, Ramirez, Lee in Calls for Ceasefire

  WATCH: Ahead of Veterans Day, anti-war veterans call for ceasefire in Gaza and Israel   Washington, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2023) — Ahead of Veterans Day, Representatives Cori Bush (MO-01), Delia Ramirez (IL-03), and Summer Lee (PA-12) joined anti-war veterans in a press conference calling for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. The veterans who participated in this press conference were affiliated with About Face, a group of anti-war service members and veterans. Find a full list of the speakers and … Continue Reading

October 25, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement Following House Passage of H.Res. 771

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after voting in opposition to the Meeks-McCaul Resolution. “All human life is precious, and I will continue to denounce the violence and bloodshed we have seen in Gaza and Israel over the past few weeks. I deeply mourn and grieve all the civilians - Israeli, Palestinian, and American - who were and continue to be killed. For that reason, I voted against this one-sided resolution, which … Continue Reading

October 25, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement Following Election of Rep. Mike Johnson as Speaker of the House

Washington D.C. (Oct. 25, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after Congressman Mike Johnson (LA-04) was elected by the Republican majority to serve as Speaker of the House. “22 days and 19 rounds of voting later, the dysfunctional Republican Caucus has unanimously settled with an anti-democracy, anti-LGBTQ+, and anti-abortion extremist as their leader. Today is the first time that many people have even heard of Congressman Mike Johnson, but as people … Continue Reading

October 19, 2023

ICYMI: Congresswoman Bush Urges Immediate Ceasefire in Israel and Occupied Palestine

  WATCH: Bush urges colleagues to “stand on the side of humanity”   Washington, D.C. (Oct. 19, 2023) — On Monday, October 16, 2023, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) delivered remarks after announcing the introduction of the Ceasefire Now Resolution, a resolution urging the Biden Administration to call for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel and occupied Palestine, and to send humanitarian aid and assistance to Gaza. Congresswoman Bush was joined by Representatives Rashida … Continue Reading

October 18, 2023

Oversight Ranking Members Bush, Raskin Issue Statements on Alarming New GAO Report on Manhattan Project Radioactive Waste Still Affecting St. Louis

  Findings Confirm that Dangerous Nuclear Waste Disproportionately Affects St. Louis Read Here: Bush says “report validates concerns people have been raising for years,” and “the Corps must heed their recommendations without delay” (Missouri Independent)   Washington D.C. (Oct. 18, 2023) — Yesterday, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01),  Ranking Member of the Oversight Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs, and Congressman Jamie Raskin(MD-08), Ranking Member of … Continue Reading

October 16, 2023

Reps. Bush, Tlaib, Carson, Lee, Ramirez Lead Colleagues in Call for Immediate Ceasefire

  Ceasefire Now Resolution urges support for an end to violence in Israel and Occupied Palestine    Washington, D.C. (October 16, 2023) — Today, Representatives Cori Bush (MO-01), Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), André Carson (IN-07), Summer Lee (PA-12), and Delia C. Ramirez (IL-03), alongside Representatives Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jonathan Jackson (IL-01), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and … Continue Reading

October 12, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Sends Letter to DOJ Seeking Answers on Civil Rights Concerns

Letter Follows Bush’s Questioning of Ag Garland at House Judiciary Committee Hearing Last Month Washington, D.C. (Oct. 12, 2023) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking answers to several pressing civil rights issues. The letter follows up on Congresswoman Bush’s questioning of Attorney General Merrick Garland in the House Judiciary Committee regarding the DOJ’s approach to civil rights and the rule of law. “I have concerns about … Continue Reading

October 05, 2023

Representatives Bush, Cleaver Call on UM System to Restore Race-Based Scholarships and Emphasize Recruitment of Underserved Communities

  Washington, DC (Oct. 5, 2023) — Today, Representatives Cori Bush (MO-01) and Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) called on the University of Missouri System (UM System) to reverse their recent decisions following the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling undermining affirmative action in June. In a letter to Dr. Mun Y. Choi, President of the UM System, the lawmakers specifically called on the President to restore race-based scholarships, consider the experience of race in admissions, and emphasize … Continue Reading

October 03, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Urges St. Louis City Justice Center Commissioner to Address Jail Conditions Amid Recent Deaths

  In her letter, Bush calls for “immediate shift in the culture, policies, and practices of the CJC”   St. Louis, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) sent a letter to St. Louis Commissioner of Corrections Jennifer Clemons-Abdullah expressing serious concerns regarding the conditions and treatment of detainees and staff at St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC). This letter comes after Congresswoman Bush visited CJC on September 8, 2023, and in light of three recent deaths at … Continue Reading

September 30, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Averting Republican-Instigated Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 30, 2023)— Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after Congress passed a continuing resolution, or temporary stop-gap measure, to avoid a lapse in federal government funding through November 17, 2023.  “Today, millions of people across our country were left to wonder if tomorrow they would have access to food, housing, and a regular paycheck, all because MAGA Republicans in Congress were carelessly catapulting our government toward a … Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

Congresswoman Bush, Colleagues Urge State Department to Affirm Rights of Guatemala’s Xinka People

  The Xinka people, an Indigenous group in Guatemala, have experienced abuse as a consequence of their opposition to the Escobal silver mine June 2023, Congresswoman Bush meets with members of the Xinka Parliament and other representatives of the Xinka people while they were in Washington D.C. to receive the 2023 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.   Washington, D.C. (Sept. 14, 2023)—Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), alongside 12 colleagues, sent a letter to United States Secretary of … Continue Reading

September 08, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Announces Permanent Continuation of ‘Congress in Your Neighborhood’ Program

  Announcement comes with the expansion of additional Neighborhood Service Center at Natural Bridge Library  St. Louis, Mo. (Sept. 8, 2023) — Yesterday, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) announced that due to the great success of her office’s Congress in Your Neighborhood pilot program, first launched in 2021, the Congresswoman and her team are formally shifting to the permanent continuation of the program. This announcement comes with the expansion of an additional Neighborhood Service … Continue Reading

August 31, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Visits Local Re-Entry and Recovery Public Health Programs

  LIV Recovery Sober Living provides safe space for residents recovering from substance use Concordance Academy aims to end reincarceration cycle   St. Louis, Mo. (August 31, 2023) — This past Tuesday, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) visited two organizations in her district - LIV Recovery Sober Living Center and Concordance Academy -  focused on substance and alcohol use treatment and recovery, and re-entry services for formerly incarcerated people.  “The criminalization of poverty, … Continue Reading

August 28, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Joins Young Farmers for Florissant Urban Farm Visit

Heru Urban Farming and Earthdance Farm dedicated to providing healthy, locally-sourced food to community Bush highlights urban agriculture as top priority for upcoming Farm Bill St. Louis, Mo. (August 28, 2023) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) visited with local urban farms Heru Urban Farming and Garden and Earthdance Farms, urban farms located in North County, Missouri that provide organic and non-gmo food to food desert communities as well as providing healthy food education … Continue Reading

August 24, 2023

Bush, Tlaib, Bowman Lead Letter to House Leadership Urging Action to Respond to Deadly Heat Waves

  Washington D.C. (August 24, 2023) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01),  Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), and Congressman Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) led 22 of their colleagues in a letter to House leadership urging immediate legislative action to respond to deadly heat waves that continue to sweep the country. “We write with deep concern about the impacts of this summer’s relentless heat wave that endangers the lives of millions of people across our country … Continue Reading

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