Press Releases

May 10, 2022

Bush Statement on Ukraine Supplemental Funding Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following the House of Representatives vote on legislation Related to Supplemental Funding for Ukraine: “This evening, I voted in support of the Ukraine supplemental aid package to provide assistance to Ukrainians who are resisting Russian aggression with a heroic amount of resolve and unrelenting resilience. As the murderous Putin regime desperately accelerates its brutality in Ukraine, my vote … Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Delivers $4.3 million in Community Project Funding on “Health Care Heroes” Tour

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) traveled across St. Louis on a “Health Care Heroes” tour delivering checks to the recipients of her Community Funding Projects for Fiscal Year 2022. Congresswoman Bush successfully won all ten of her projects their full funding amounts, totaling more than $9 million for Missouri’s First Congressional District. The tour kicked off at Affinia Healthcare at 2:30pm CT, where the Congresswoman joined Affinia … Continue Reading


April 21, 2022

Cori Bush, Department of Health & Human Services Announce $3.8 Million Grant to St. Louis Urban League

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and the Department of Health & Human Services announced a $3,861,471 million award to fund additional programming at the St. Louis Urban League’s Head Start initiative.  “Every child deserves to get a good education in our community,” said Congresswoman Cori Bush. “I was proud to help secure the passage and signing into law of the American Rescue Plan last March. This historic package has yielded … Continue Reading


April 06, 2022

Bush, Sanders, Crow Introduce Energy Security and Independence Act of 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) introduced the Energy Security and Independence Act, a historic effort to strengthen America's renewable energy supply chain through the Defense Production Act and invest in programs to lower utility prices. "The days of energy security being synonymous with a reliance on human rights violators like Russia and Saudi Arabia, or a propagation of corporate profits for … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Cori Bush Votes In Favor of Marijuana Decriminalization

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) voted yes on H.R. 3617, the historic Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act from House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY-10). The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives and now moves to the U.S. Senate. “Fifty years into the failed and racist War on Drugs, even after more than 18 states that have legalized recreational marijuana use, marijuana possession remains the most arrested … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Bush Statement on Biden Administration’s Decision to End Title 42 Deportations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following President Biden’s decision to roll back Title 42 by May 23: “I commend the Biden administration is taking this long overdue step to end the cruel Title 42 expulsion order. This racist, inhumane relic from the Trump era has been devastating for migrants fleeing persecution, war, poverty, climate catastrophe and violence in their home countries and who have been forced to seek … Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Leads First Oversight Hearing on Medicare for All

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (Ny-12) to hold the Committee’s first hybrid hearing to evaluate the path forward for Medicare for All. Historically marginalized communities in the United States—including Black and brown communities, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people in rural communities, and low-income people —are uninsured and underinsured at … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Cori Bush, Chairwoman Maloney Lead Oversight Committee in Holding First Medicare For All Hearing Since COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) will join House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) in holding the first Congressional hearing into the urgent need for Medicare for All since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. To watch the hearing, A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website. A full list of witnesses can be found here. Progressives Want to … Continue Reading


March 21, 2022

Bush, St. Louis Electeds Celebrate $4 million Bi-State Grant Award for St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) led her fellow Missouri elected officials in celebrating the Bi-State Development Agency’s award of $4.1 million in federal funding for their FY2021 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. The funding will be used to purchase a new fleet of electric buses, improving air quality and the reliability of public transit for riders across St. Louis. “Everyone in St. Louis deserves access to reliable, healthy, and safe public … Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Cori Bush Votes YES on CROWN Act, Protecting Against Race-Based Hair Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) voted in favor of passage of The Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act introduced by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12). The act would prohibit race-based hair discrimination, especially in the denial of educational and employment opportunities. The legislation prohibits this type of discrimination, which includes protective styles such as locs, twists, braids and bantu knots, against those … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Cori Bush, Maloney, Pressley Lead Oversight Committee Congresswomen in Urging Biden Administration to Expand Access to Medication Abortion Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, in leading all Democratic Committee Congresswomen in sending a letter to Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The letter commends Secretary Becerra for establishing the Reproductive Health … Continue Reading


March 15, 2022

Bush, Booker, and Beatty Call on Biden Administration to Halt Title 42

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Senator Cory Booker (NJ), and Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) released the following statement urging the Biden administration to halt the Trump-era anti-Black immigrant Title 42 rule: “As America looks ahead to the two-year anniversary of Title 42, we cannot in good conscience continue to expel people to countries where they face prosecution, war, climate catastrophe and death without a fair immigration … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Cori Bush Announces ‘Congress in Your Classroom’ Initiative

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) unveiled a new program, “Congress in Your Classroom,” during a listening session with high school students from across the St. Louis region. From left to right: Moriah Morrow (Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School), Stephon Riggins (Sumner High School), Precious Barry (North Technical High School / Riverview Gardens), Regina Washington (Sumner High School), Congresswoman Cori Bush, Seven Robinson (Vashon High School), Zipporah … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Cori Bush Statement on Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), released the below statement following her vote in opposition to H.R. 6968 - Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act. “I support sanctions that target the murderous Putin regime, Russian oligarchs, and corporate fossil fuel executives profiting off human suffering. I opposed the House bill to ban oil imports from Russia because it fails to address the underlying problem of imposing sanctions that are not accompanied with a clear … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Cori Bush Secures $9 Million in Federal Funding for Community Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) voted in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022 to fund the federal government and provide $9 million in direct federal funding for local initiatives in St. Louis. The bill is expected to be taken up by the United States Senate where it is expected to pass before heading to the President’s desk where it will be signed into law. “This critical funding will touch the lives and livelihoods of thousands of people across the … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Cori Bush Statement on COVID-19, Omnibus Funding Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement amid negotiations over COVID-19 funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022: “Democrats delivered on the American Rescue Plan, which included life-saving, tangible investments in our children, families, and communities. Why is it that we can create new money for defense spending, but when it comes to investing in our communities, the only way Congress can make a deal is by taking that same … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Cori Bush Secures $9 Million in Federal Funding for Community Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) voted in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022 to fund the federal government and provide $9 million in direct federal funding for local initiatives in St. Louis. The bill is expected to be taken up by the United States Senate where it is expected to pass before heading to the President’s desk where it will be signed into law. Congresswoman Cori Bush tours Mildred’s Casa de Paz in July, one of 10 local … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Cori Bush Highlights People’s Response Act, Urgent Need for Health Based-Approaches to Public Safety in House Judiciary Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Reimagining Public Safety in the COVID-19 Era, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, remarked on the importance of prioritizing evidence-based, non-carceral responses to public safety. She also highlighted the urgent need to pass her legislation, the People’s Response Act, a bill that will fund local, state and community organizations in implementing, … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Cori Bush Calls for Ending Qualified Immunity Amid Court Consideration of Stockley Protest Cases

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush released the below statement in support of ending qualified immunity and protecting the rights of protesters following the 2017 acquittal of Jason Stockley. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is seeking qualified immunity protections for the kettling, pepper spraying, and mass arrest of protesters. “Protest is a constitutional right that must be protected — and people who have been brutalized and abused at the hands of law enforcement … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Cori Bush Passes 4 Amendments, Votes to Honor and Care for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Waste

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), voted in favor of H.R. 3967, the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act or Honoring Our PACT Act, which will finally treat toxic exposure as a cost of war by addressing the full range of issues impacting toxic-exposed veterans, including access to earned benefits and health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Included in the PACT Act’s final text were four of Congresswoman Bush’s … Continue Reading

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