Press Releases

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, 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

May 26, 2022

Bush introduces Coldwater Creek Signage Act to Keep Residents Safe from Toxins in St. Louis Water

St. Louis, MO—  Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment, introduced the Coldwater Creek Signage Act, a key step in the process of preventing illness and cleaning up the local creek currently filled with dangerous radioactive Manhattan Project waste that has never been fully cleaned.  During the Second World War, Coldwater Creek passed near prominent sites for the development of nuclear weapons during the Manhattan … Continue Reading

May 25, 2022

Bush Commends Biden Policing Accountability Initiative, Reiterates Urgency to Transform Public Safety

WASHINGTON D.C.—  Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following President Biden’s announcement of a new Executive Order on policing:  “I commend President Biden for taking the long overdue step of enhancing transparency and ensuring greater accountability in the American policing system. While today’s executive order is not exhaustive and much more needs to be done, we know that it will help save lives.  “In the two … Continue Reading

May 23, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Selects Fifteen St. Louis Projects for FY23 Federal Community Funding Projects

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) announced the fifteen requests totaling over $24 million that her office put forward for the Fiscal Year 2023 Community Project Funding process.  Each United States Representative is permitted to request funding for the upcoming Fiscal Year for up to fifteen Community Project initiatives in their district with demonstrated community support. Only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to … Continue Reading

May 20, 2022

Cori Bush, Congressional Black Caucus Call on Biden to Cancel Student Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) joined her fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus in releasing the below statement calling for student loan debt cancellation “The $1.7 trillion student loan debt crisis is a racial and economic justice issue disproportionately impacting Black communities across the nation. We are calling on the Biden Administration to implement broad-based student loan debt cancellation by executive action. We are committed … Continue Reading

May 19, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act Floor Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following the floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 350, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act:  “White supremacist violence is not an aberration – it is embedded in American institutions. Unfortunately, the Republican Party has become the party of unfettered white supremacist violence. We must be swift in condemning it. But in order to truly eradicate it, we … Continue Reading

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

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