Press Releases

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

September 02, 2022

Bush, Blunt Celebrate St. Louis Tech Triangle Winning $25 Million Federal Build Back Better Regional Challenge

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Greater St. Louis Inc. celebrate the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) naming the St. Louis Tech Triangle as one of 21 “Build Back Better Regional Challenge” winners. The EDA is awarding approximately $25 million in grants to the St. Louis Tech Triangle, led by Greater St. Louis, Inc., to boost biosciences, geospatial, and advanced manufacturing … Continue Reading

August 30, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement Following Congressional Delegation to Colombia, Mexico

Washington D.C.– Last week, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congressman Jesús ‘Chuy’ García (IL-04.) joined a congressional delegation led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, to Colombia and Mexico, where they met with local leaders and activists to discuss the United States’ critical partnership with Latin … Continue Reading

August 24, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Biden Student Loan Debt Plan

Plan provides up to $20K in relief, pauses extension until January 2023 Washington DC – Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after President Biden announced his plan today to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt, and extend the current pause on payments through December 31, 2022. “Since coming to Congress, I have pushed alongside my colleagues and advocacy organizations for action to address the student debt crisis. I am elated that President … Continue Reading

August 22, 2022

Bush, Murphy, GarcĂ­a Travel to Colombia and Mexico to Discuss Regional Security, Climate, and Migration

  Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and Congressman Jesús ‘Chuy’ García (IL-04) in a congressional delegation to Colombia and Mexico. Bush, Murphy, and García will travel to Colombia as the first congressional delegation to meet with President Gustavo Petro since … Continue Reading

August 22, 2022

Congresswoman Bush, Senator Markey Celebrate Passage of Environmental Justice Mapping Bill in Inflation Reduction Act

  Environmental Justice Mapping and Data Collection Act will identify and collect data on frontline communities of climate crisis   Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement celebrating the passage of their Environmental Justice Mapping and Data Collection Act of 2021, which was included in the Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Biden on Tuesday, August 16th. … Continue Reading

August 17, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Announces $5.4 Million Grant for Transition to Zero-Low Carbon Emission Transit Bus Fleet

  St. Louis – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page applauded the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement that the agency will award the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District with a $5,412,960 grant for their Low-No Program which works to replace the current bi-state bus fleet with zero-to-low carbon emissions buses, as well as funding for general bus infrastructure … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after her vote in support of Senate amendment to H.R. 5376 - Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which passed the House of Representatives.   “Today I was proud to vote in support of the Inflation Reduction Act, which will take historic and much-needed actions to address the climate crisis and make health care more affordable. While the final version of this bill does not contain … Continue Reading

August 11, 2022

Congresswoman Bush, Mayor Jones Announce $19 Million Grant to St. Louis Lambert International Airport

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones announced a $19,093,333 million award to the City of St. Louis to reconstruct the runway infrastructure at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.  This grant will fund the reconstruction of 3,600 feet of airplane runway to help maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.    “St. Louis Lambert International Airport … Continue Reading

August 09, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Anniversary of Killing of Michael Brown

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) today released the following statement in commemoration of the 8th anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown.   “Eight years ago, at 18 years old, Michael Brown was fatally shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. With each passing day, we remember Michael’s legacy: his love of animals and music, his commitment to family and community, his ability to deliver joy to those around … Continue Reading

August 08, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Applauds Major Disaster Declaration Unlocking Federal Assistance for St. Louis Region

  Community members impacted by flooding can access federal resources unlocked by President Biden’s declaration by calling 800-621-3362 or visiting    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following the announcement that President Joseph R. Biden signed the Major Disaster Declaration requested by Missouri Governor Mike Parson on August 4, 2022.  Since the flash-flooding first started on … Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

Rep. Bush, Sen. Blunt, Missouri Delegation Back Request for Major Disaster Declaration

  Joint assessment determines over $35 million in damages   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) led the Missouri delegation - Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ann Wagner (MO-02), Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Emanuel Cleaver, II. (MO-05), Sam Graves (MO-06), Billy Long (MO-07) and Jason Smith (MO-08) - in a letter to President Joseph R. Biden in support of Missouri Governor Mike … Continue Reading

July 26, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Urges Missouri Governor to Request Federal Disaster Assistance

ST. LOUIS, MO— Following Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s executive order in response to severe flooding in the St. Louis region, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement urging the Governor to formally request federal resources for St. Louis. The recently issued executive order declaring a state of emergency serves as a first step in seeking a federal Major Disaster Declaration that unlocks federal emergency assistance from the Federal Emergency Management … Continue Reading

July 26, 2022

Congresswoman Bush, Reproductive Justice Orgs Partner to Introduce Legislation to Protect and Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-Being

The bill would invest $2.5 billion in community-based sexual and reproductive health programs    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) introduced the Protect Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2022, legislation that would provide a comprehensive and holistic national response to protect and improve sexual and reproductive health and well-being. In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, federal … Continue Reading

July 25, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Secures $110.5 Million for Federal Climate Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This past Wednesday, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) voted in support of House of Representatives passed the H.R. 8294, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2023, which included three of her amendments.    These amendments provided … Continue Reading

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