Press Releases

July 25, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement in Support of IAM District 837 Machinists

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement in support of the IAM District 837 Machinists as they voted to strike Boeing Monday, August 1st, 2022. “As Congresswoman for Missouri’s First District, I am proud to stand with our Machinists and other union workers. I am concerned about the state of negotiations between IAM District 837 and Boeing Management — and request that management return to the bargaining table. Our … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Missouri Delegation Urges HHS to locate ARPA-H Headquarters in Missouri

WASHINGTON D.C.– This week, the entire Missouri congressional delegation, led by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and signed by U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, and U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver , II, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Billy Long, Ann Wagner, Jason Smith, Sam Graves, Vicky Hartzler, and Congresswoman Cori Bush sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the department to select Missouri for the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Bush, Strickland, Fletcher Introduce Legislation to Create Reproductive Health Travel Grants

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), introduced the Reproductive Health Travel Fund Act to provide grant assistance to those who live in trigger-ban states like Missouri who need to travel to receive reproductive health care. “Congress has a moral responsibility to do everything we can to support people seeking abortion care,” said Congresswoman Bush. “This … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

CONGRESSWOMAN CORI BUSH STATEMENT FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S ARREST AT NON-VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE FOR REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after she was arrested alongside 16 Democratic Members of Congress and several organizers after participating in a non-violent civil disobedience for reproductive rights.   “St. Louis sent me to Congress to do everything in my power to protect our rights and individual freedoms. That’s why I’m fighting with everything I’ve got, including putting my body on the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

CONGRESSWOMAN BUSH STATEMENT CELEBRATING NEXT STEPS IN STAFF UNIONIZATION EFFORTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after the Congressional Workers Union made history yesterday by formally initiating unionization processes in eight House of Representatives offices, including in her own office.    “Yesterday, members of my staff and congressional workers across seven other House offices made history by initiating a groundbreaking unionization process. Every worker, regardless of where they work, … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

CONGRESSWOMAN BUSH, SENATOR SMITH INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT ACCESS TO MEDICATION ABORTION

Medication abortion accounts for over 50% of all abortion care in U.S.   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced the Protecting Access to Medication Abortion Act, legislation that would ensure people seeking abortion care can always access medication abortion through tele-health and certified pharmacies, including mail-order pharmacies.  As extremist anti-abortion lawmakers make it their mission to interefere … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on the end of the Supreme Court’s 2021-22 Term

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following the end of the Supreme Court’s 2021-22 term: “The Supreme Court is at war with social movements organizing for a more just and equitable America.  As a Black woman in America, I have never expected to find lasting liberation through the Supreme Court. This is the same court that in the 1857 landmark Dred Scott v. Sandford case held that Black people “had no … Continue Reading


June 28, 2022

Congresswoman Cori Bush Statement on Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

WASHINGTON, DC– Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following federal action on S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act: “St. Louis understands the daily devastation and trauma of gun violence. Every day this entirely preventable crisis robs our community of neighbors and loved ones. It is long past time for the federal government to enact community-based solutions that will address the gun violence epidemic and I’m proud to see this bill pass … Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) releases the below statement following the decision from the United States Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and eliminating a 49-year precedent for the constitutional right to abortion:  “Today’s disgraceful decision is devastating for everyone, but its harm will fall hardest on Black, brown and Indigenous people, young people, LGBTQ+ individuals, immigrants, people with … Continue Reading


June 22, 2022

Bush, House Appropriations Committee Announce Inclusion of $100 Million to Accelerate Domestic Manufacturing of Clean Energy

Washington D.C.—Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following the announcement that  $100 million for domestic manufacturing of clean energy would be included in the fiscal year 2023 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies spending bill. In April, the Congresswoman introduced H.R. 7439, the Energy Security and Independence Act to robustly fund the Defense Production Act for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  Last month, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2022

Bush Congratulates St. Louis Public Library on Receiving 2022 National Medal

St. Louis, M.O.— Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) issued the below statement following the announcement that the St. Louis County Library received the 2022 Medal for Museum and Library Services. This award is the highest honor given to libraries that are making exceptional contributions to their community. St. Louis County library was one out of six recipients to receive this award.  “Every family deserves to feel supported in our community,” said Congresswoman Cori … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Bush Announces Federal Review of Coldwater Creek Cleanup

WASHINGTON D.C.-Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee released the below statement announcing a federal review of Coldwater Creek. The study, which will be conducted by the Government Accountability Office, comes as a result of a July 2021 request from Congresswoman Bush and House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney who asked the agency to conduct a thorough evaluation of the Army Corps of Engineers' Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Statement on No Vote for S. 4160, Supreme Court Police Parity Act of 2022

Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), voted against S. 4160, Supreme Court Police Parity Act of 2022. Below is her statement explaining her vote: “Since news of the Supreme Court leak informing us that the court plans to ban abortion care for millions of people Mitch McConnell has sought to distract and derail any legitimate Congressional action to protect abortion and those who seek it. The Supreme Court already has a police force charged with protecting our Justices. What Congress ought to … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Bush Announces 2022 Congressional App Competition for MO-1 Students

ST. LOUIS, MO – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) announced that her office is hosting a 2022 Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science. Students are encouraged to register online starting today and submit their app by November 1st. Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives … Continue Reading


June 13, 2022

Bush, Crow Applaud White House Use of Defense Production Act for Renewable Energy, Urge House Passage of Companion Energy Security Bill

ST. LOUIS, MO– Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) released the below statement following President Biden’s announcement that the administration would invoke the Defense Production Act to invest in renewable energy to reduce energy prices, create jobs, and take on the climate crisis. In April 2022, the two lawmakers, along with Senator Bernie Sanders, introduced H.R. 7439, alongside 33 of their colleagues, to reduce climate impacts and energy … Continue Reading


June 08, 2022

Bush Helps Pass Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act, Advances $90 Million for St. Louis

WASHINGTON D.C.- Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), voted in support of H.R. 7776, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022. Congresswoman Bush secured new environmental infrastructure authority for Missouri's First Congressional District in the bill, which authorizes $90 million for safe wastewater and drinking water systems in St. Louis County and St. Louis City. This bipartisan legislation would provide funding for critical investments in the United States' aquatic … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Bush, Warren, Colleagues Blast Amazon for Proposed Worker Chat App that Reportedly Blocks Discussions about Work Conditions and Unionization Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C.,— Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-Mo.) joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) as well as U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), in sending a letter to Amazon’s President and CEO, Andy Jassy, demanding answers about the company’s proposed worker chat application (Proposed App), which reportedly would ban workers from using certain words and phrases, restricting their ability to discuss … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Bush, Maloney, Ocasio-Cortez Demand Amazon Comply with Oversight Investigation into the Company’s Labor Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C.,—  Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a letter to Andy Jassy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.com, demanding that Amazon comply with the Committee’s March 31, 2022, request for documents and information related to Amazon’s labor practices during severe weather events following the deaths of six Amazon workers during a December 2021 … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Bush, Cleaver Demand Answers from GKN Aerospace Executives Surrounding Plant Closure

ST. LOUIS, MO,—  Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) sent a letter to David Paja and Shawn Black, GKN Aerospace executives, regarding the  planned 2023 closure of the GKN Aerospace Plant in Hazelwood, MO.  “For the past two decades, GKN has provided a thousand jobs for people and families across the St. Louis region,” the Members wrote. “The recent announcement that the facility would close next year came as a … Continue Reading


May 31, 2022

Bush Leads 14 Colleagues in Urging State Department to Intervene to Prevent Israel’s Forced Displacement of Over 1,000 Palestinians in Masafer Yatta

Washington, D.C. —  Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) led 14 of her colleagues in sending U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken an urgent letter on the government of Israel’s imminent threat to forcibly transfer and displace at least 1,000 Palestinian residents, including 500 children, of the Masafer Yatta region of the occupied West Bank.  “We call upon the Department of State to exert all available diplomatic pressure to ensure that Israel does not move … Continue Reading

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