Press Releases

May 15, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Turns Up the Pressure on Speaker Johnson, Urges RECA be Brought to the Floor

  Without action from House, RECA will expires in 23 days Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2024)—With the June 7th expiration date of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) looming, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) is dialing up the pressure for House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring legislation extending and expanding RECA to the House floor for a vote. After passing through the Senate over a month ago with bipartisan support, RECA is currently sitting with Speaker Johnson, waiting to be … Continue Reading


May 15, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Upcoming Republican Bills Undermining Public Safety

  Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement ahead of House votes on harmful, performative messaging bills that undermine public safety. “Michael Brown. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Theirs and so many other precious lives have been lost or permanently altered due to our country’s failed approach to public safety. Republicans want to double down on that failed approach. Throughout this Congress, they have focused on passing … Continue Reading


May 03, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Joins Jayapal, Dean, and 50+ Lawmakers Call on Administration to Help Prevent Assault on Rafah

Washington, D.C. (May 3, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Madeleine Dean (PA-04) and 54 additional lawmakers in calling on the Biden Administration to use all tools possible to dissuade the Israeli government from moving forward with an offensive invasion into Rafah.  “We write with urgency to say: an offensive invasion into Rafah by Israel in the upcoming days is wholly unacceptable,” wrote the Members. “Despite […] dire circumstances, … Continue Reading


May 02, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Joins Bicameral Push for Speaker Johnson to Hold Vote on Senate RECA Legislation

  Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and her colleagues, in a bicameral letter urging House Speaker Mike Johnson to immediately act to pass the Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act (RECA). This legislation would reauthorize and expand the RECA program to include Missouri and was approved by the Senate with strong bipartisan support in March. This legislation is critical for communities and individuals who have … Continue Reading


April 30, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Washington University in St. Louis Crackdown on Students, Faculty & Community Members

  Washington, D.C. (Apr. 30, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after the disturbing law enforcement and disciplinary response by Washington University in St. Louis to students, faculty, staff, and community members at the campus, which resulted in over 80 arrests and multiple suspensions. “I am appalled by the response of Washington University to student-led protests over the past few weeks and days. The police brutality, mass arrests, suspensions, … Continue Reading


April 22, 2024

Congresswoman Bush, Colleagues Hold Press Conference at Supreme Court Ahead of Oral Arguments for Grants Pass v. Johnson

WATCH: Follows Bush Amicus Brief Arguing Criminalizing Homelessness Violates Eighth Amendment Washington, D.C. (Apr. 22, 2024) - Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), joined by Representatives Delia Ramirez (IL-03), Maxwell Frost (FL-10), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and several housing advocates, hosted a press conference in front of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments in Grants Pass v. Johnson, a critical case that will decide whether cities are … Continue Reading


April 20, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Military Spending Package

  Washington D.C. (Apr. 20, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement following the House of Representatives vote on a series of military spending for Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and other legislation: “Throughout my tenure in Congress, I have championed human rights, democracy, and self-determination while opposing endless war. I opposed today’s effort to send billions of dollars more in military funding to Israeli forces, which a majority of the public opposes, … Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

Representatives Bush, Pressley, and Porter Join Community Safety Working Group for the Launch of a Community Safety Agenda

Washington, D.C. (Apr. 17, 2024) -Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Katie Porter (CA-47) joined the Community Safety Working Group, a coalition of 70+ organizations with an affirmative vision of public safety, for the launch of the Community Safety Agenda, which includes priority legislation champions affirmative, evidence-based approaches to public safety. “Public safety is public health, and our movement demands transformative changes to our government’s current … Continue Reading


April 14, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Escalation of Violence in Middle East

  Washington D.C. (Apr. 14, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement: “I am deeply concerned by the Iranian military’s attack on Israel, which comes in response to the Israeli military’s attack on the Iranian Embassy in Syria. I condemn these attacks, which threaten civilian lives and regional war. I also condemn the calls by Members of Congress and others to initiate war with Iran; to do so without Congressional authorization is blatantly unconstitutional. … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement on House Vote to Reauthorize Warrantless Government Surveillance

Washington, D.C. (Apr. 12, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following the House passage of H.R. 7888, the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act. This bill reauthorizes Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) despite failing to impose a warrant requirement when the government wants to spy on U.S. citizens, and despite its inclusion of amendments dramatically expanding unnecessary surveillance of immigrants and the types of … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Announces Applications Open for Fiscal Year 2025 Community Project Funding

  APPLY HERE: Deadline for submission is April 26, 2024   Washington D.C. (Apr. 12, 2024) — The Office of Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) is excited to announce that it is now accepting Community Project Funding requests from Missouri’s First District to submit to the House Appropriations Committee for Fiscal Year 2025.  Community Project Funding allows Members of Congress the opportunity to request direct funding for projects that address issues and benefit our community directly. … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement Following Missouri’s Execution of Brian Dorsey

Washington, D.C. (Apr. 10, 2024) - Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after the State of Missouri executed Brian J. Dorsey, a 51-year-old native of Jefferson City, at 6:11pm CT. The State and Governor Parson continued with Mr. Dorsey’s execution despite medical experts concluding that Mr. Dorsey was in a drug-induced psychosis at the time of the offense. Further, Mr. Dorsey was advised by attorneys who used a flat fee arrangement and had a financial conflict of … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement Following Missouri’s Execution of Brian Dorsey

Washington, D.C. (Apr. 10, 2024) - Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after the State of Missouri executed Brian J. Dorsey, a 51-year-old native of Jefferson City, at 6:11pm CT. The State and Governor Parson continued with Mr. Dorsey’s execution despite medical experts concluding that Mr. Dorsey was in a drug-induced psychosis at the time of the offense. Further, Mr. Dorsey was advised by attorneys who used a flat fee arrangement and had a financial conflict of … Continue Reading


April 08, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Joins Advocates and Impacted Community Members to Urge Passage of RECA Reauthorization

  WATCH: “Mr. Speaker, the time is NOW. Bring the bipartisan, Senate-passed RECA bill to the House floor for a vote.” St. Louis, MO (Apr. 8, 2024) - Last Friday, April 5th, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined Just Moms STL, MCE, local electeds and community members who have been directly impacted by Manhattan Project waste to urge the U.S. House of Representatives to take immediate action on S.3853, Senate-passed legislation to reauthorize the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) … Continue Reading


April 03, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Leads Bicameral SCOTUS Amicus Brief to Oppose the Criminalization of Unhoused People

  “As Congressional leaders, we have an obligation to protect the civil and constitutional rights of unhoused people to exist in public without fear of harassment, insurmountable fines, and even jail time,” says Bush Washington, D.C. (Apr. 3, 2024) - Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) led 18 of her Democratic colleagues in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court ahead of the case of Johnson v. City of Grants Pass, in opposition to the threat of criminalizing unhoused people across … Continue Reading


April 03, 2024

Representatives Bush, Cleaver Urge Missouri Governor Parson to Halt Execution of Brian Dorsey

  Washington, D.C. (Apr. 3, 2024) - Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (MO-05) sent a letter to Missouri Governor Mike Parson urging him to halt the execution of Brian Joseph Dorsey, scheduled for April 9. In addition to the Representatives, at least 70 Missouri Department of Corrections officers and a former warden have rallied for Mr. Dorsey and urged a commutation of his sentence. Medical experts have concluded that Mr. Dorsey, a 51-year-old native … Continue Reading


March 28, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Urges Walgreens to Reverse Decision to Close North St. Louis Pharmacy

Nearly 45,000 people in St. Louis City live in a pharmacy desert; Black residents make up 53% Washington, D.C. (Mar. 28, 2024)—Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) sent a letter to Walgreens CEO Tim Wentworth urging the pharmacy chain to reverse its decision to close its store in North City on Grand Boulevard in St. Louis. This comes after last year’s closure of two Walgreens stores on Gravois Avenue and South Grand Boulevard.  In her letter, Congresswoman Bush explains that these closures … Continue Reading


March 21, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Delivers Floor Speech on Exclusion of RECA from Spending Bill

  WATCH HERE: “It is past time that this body gets its priorities straight,” says Bush Washington D.C. (Mar. 21, 2024) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) delivered a speech on the House floor to express her grave disappointment that the Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act (RECA) was excluded from the upcoming government spending bill that is expected to pass Congress on Friday. Watch HERE or read her full remarks, as prepared for delivery, below. Today, Congresswoman … Continue Reading


March 21, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement on RECA Excluded from Government Funding Bill

  Washington D.C. (Mar. 21, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after released text of the FY 2024 government funding bill didn’t include the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (“RECA”). “It is beyond disappointing to see Congressional leadership fail to include any extension or expansion of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) in this upcoming spending bill. This is an insult to our communities who continue to be harmed by the radioactive … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Delivers Floor Speech to Celebrate 314 Day in St. Louis

WATCH: “On 314 Day, St. Louis has gathered together to bask in the love and the pride that we have for our community,” says Bush Washington, D.C. (Mar. 14, 2024) - Yesterday, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) delivered a speech on the House floor to celebrate 314 Day and honor the rich social, cultural, and artistic history of St. Louis. Watch HERE or read her full remarks, as prepared for delivery, below. “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. “St. Louis and I rise in celebration of 314 Day, founded by … Continue Reading

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