Press Releases

August 21, 2023

Congresswoman Bush to Open New Office in Downtown St. Louis

  Washington D.C. (Aug. 21, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement regarding the upcoming opening of her new district office in downtown St. Louis. “My office is excited to share that we are in the process of opening a new office in downtown St. Louis. As our office continues to grow our structural presence within the community, we are enhancing our ability to best serve the people in Missouri’s First Congressional District,” … Continue Reading

August 10, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Closure of South City Hospital

  Washington D.C. (August 10, 2023) —  Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement on the closure of the South City Hospital in St. Louis, which closed effectively last week on Friday, August 4th.   “I am saddened by the news that the South City Hospital has closed. As a nurse and former employee, I saw firsthand how the hospital served as a healthcare safety net for our community - especially for patients who were uninsured, underinsured, or … Continue Reading

August 09, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on 9th Anniversary of the Killing of Mike Brown

  Washington, D.C. (August 9, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement commemorating the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, sparking a worldwide movement in support of Black lives.   “Nine years ago, when 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, everything changed. It changed me, our community and our world. Every day, and especially today, my heart goes out … Continue Reading

August 08, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Meets with Secretary Granholm, Advocates, Community Leaders to Discuss Manhattan Project Waste and Clean Up Efforts

  (August 8, 2023) Pictured above is Congresswoman Cori Bush (right) and Secretary Jennifer Granholm (left) meeting to share community concerns about the radioactive waste in St. Louis, and how the Department of Energy can assist in the clean-up. St. Louis, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2023) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) met one-on-one with Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm at the Weldon Spring Site Interpretative Center to discuss radioactive waste across St. Louis … Continue Reading

August 03, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Two-year Anniversary of Action on Capitol Steps to Successfully Extend Eviction Moratorium

Washington, D.C. (Aug 3, 2023)— Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of the CDC extending a federal eviction moratorium after she led a five-day-long action on the steps of the U.S. Capitol: “Two years ago, our actions helped save millions of renters from the threat of eviction. As a formerly unhoused Congresswoman, I knew that Congress going on vacation while countless families and low-income households were at risk of … Continue Reading

August 03, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement Following Missouri’s Execution of Johnny A. Johnson

  Washington, D.C. (August 3, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after Johnny A. Johnson was executed by the state of Missouri. Mr. Johnson is the fourth person to be executed by Missouri in 2023.   “On Tuesday, Johnny Johnson was unjustly executed by the state of Missouri despite concerns regarding mental incompetency. Mr. Johnson had a long history of mental illness and spent over 20 years on death row for the horrific and … Continue Reading

July 31, 2023

Congresswoman Bush, Secretary Buttigieg, Rep. Budzinski, Senator Durbin, Mayor Jones Announce Transit Funding

Washington D.C. (July 31, 2023) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones in announcing the allocation of the $196.3 million granted to Bi-State by the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This funding will replace 48 light rail vehicles, as a part of 2023 Rail Vehicle Replacement (RVR) … Continue Reading

July 31, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Re-Introduces Unhoused Bill of Rights

Reintroduction comes two years after Bush started 5-day demonstration on Capitol steps to successfully extend eviction moratorium Washington D.C. (July 28, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) reintroduced the Unhoused Bill of Rights, a resolution which declares unalienable rights for unhoused persons and provides solutions for the federal government to permanently end the crisis by 2027. This legislation responds to the bleak post-Covid economic reality faced by millions of … Continue Reading

July 28, 2023

Representatives Bush, Cleaver Urge Missouri Governor Parson to Halt Execution of Johnny Johnson

Mr. Johnson suffers from severe mental illness; Execution scheduled for August 1st Washington D.C. (July 29, 2023) — 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 Johnny Johnson, and to commute his sentence. Mr. Johnson’s execution was initially scheduled for August 1, 2023, however the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals intervened and issued a temporary stay of execution for … Continue Reading

July 27, 2023

Bush, Colleagues Introduce Historic Bill to End Solitary Confinement

  NBC News: Bill to Ban Solitary Confinement in Federal Prisons Introduced by House Lawmakers   Washington, D.C. (July 27, 2023) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), alongside Representatives Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. (NY-16), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37), Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) introduced the End Solitary Confinement Act, historic legislation which would end solitary confinement in federal prison and … Continue Reading

July 26, 2023

Congresswoman Bush, Mayor Jones Statement on One Year Anniversary of Historic Flooding in St. Louis Region

  Washington D.C. (July 26, 2023)—Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones released the following statement one year after the devastating flooding impacted the St. Louis region. “On this day one year ago, St. Louis got two months' worth of rain in 6 hours, leaving much of our community under water. This historic flooding completely devastated our community. Once the rain stopped and our community was left to deal with the damage, I remember walking … Continue Reading

July 26, 2023

Bush, Pressley, Murray, Duckworth Introduce Bicameral Bill to Help Women with Disabilities Access Reproductive Health Care

  2.9 million women with disabilities live in states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion; Bush’s Reproductive Health Care Accessibility Act would remove barriers and strengthen access to reproductive care for people with disabilities Disabled women with disabilities are at 11 times greater risk of maternal mortality; some disabilities make childbirth life-threatening, making Republicans’ cruel abortion bans all the more dangerous for people with … Continue Reading

July 25, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Requests Administration Issue Eligibility Guidance for Students with Chronic Headache Disorders

Washington D.C. (July 25, 2023) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) led her colleagues in a letter to the Department of Education requesting guidance be issued to school districts to ensure that students with chronic headache disorders are receiving adequate accommodations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act. With migraines as the second leading cause of global disability, millions of children in our country suffer from disabling forms of headache disorders … Continue Reading

July 20, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on FAA Reauthorization Vote

  Washington, D.C. (July 20, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after voting against the House FAA Reauthorization bill. “One of our most important duties as lawmakers is to ensure safe, functional and equitable transportation systems, and that includes air travel. I strongly support reauthorizing funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and many of the provisions in the House package, including historic funding for airport … Continue Reading

July 18, 2023

Bush, Tlaib Joint Statement on Boycotting Israeli President Herzog’s Joint Address to Congress

Washington D.C. (July 18, 2023) — Today, Representatives Cori Bush (MO-01) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) released a joint statement on boycotting Israeli President Herzog’s joint address to Congress: “Bestowing President Herzog with the rare honor of a joint address to Congress while the Israeli apartheid government continues to enable and directly support racism and brutal settler attacks is a slap in the face to victims, survivors, and their loved ones—including the … Continue Reading

July 18, 2023

Congresswoman Bush, Colleagues Reintroduce Groundbreaking Community Safety Legislation

  Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2023) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), alongside Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Morgan McGarvey (KY-03), Summer Lee (PA-12), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), reintroduced the People’s Response Act, groundbreaking legislation that would advance an inclusive, holistic, and health-centered approach to public safety by creating a public safety division within the United States Department of Human Health and … Continue Reading

July 13, 2023

Congresswoman Bush, Senator Gillibrand Introduce Resolution Recognizing Equal Rights Amendment as 28th Amendment

  WATCH: Bush, Gillibrand Lead Colleagues, Advocates in Press Conference for ERA NowResolution Washington D.C. (July 13, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), alongside ERA Caucus co-chair Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Vice Chairs Representatives Becca Balint (VT), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Summer Lee (PA-12), Jennifer McClellan (VA-04), Lois Frankel (FL-22), … Continue Reading

July 13, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement Following Devastating Report Indicating Federal Neglect with Coldwater Creek

  Report proves government knowingly underplayed harms of radioactive waste they dumped 75 years ago St. Louis (July 13, 2023)—Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released a statement following yesterday’s, Wednesday, July 12, devastating reporting first published in Missouri Independent outlining intentional downplaying of the severity and risk of 75 years of radioactive waste in St. Louis. “This report confirms what we in the community have known for decades: that for … Continue Reading

June 30, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Supreme Court Decision Against Student Debt Relief

  Washington, D.C. (June 30, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its 6-3 ruling striking down President Biden’s plan to provide student debt relief for millions nationwide: “This harmful decision is the result of a biased Supreme Court — plain and simple. Three things were absolutely clear about this case from the start: first, President … Continue Reading

June 29, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Supreme Court Decision Ending Affirmative Action in Higher Education

  Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2023) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its 6-3 ruling holding that Harvard and UNC’s race-conscious admissions policies violate the Equal Protection Clause, and ending affirmative action in higher education: “In its dedication to moving backwards, the Supreme Court has once again rolled back protections for people in marginalized communities across this country. Ending … Continue Reading

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