Press Releases

February 28, 2022

Cori Bush to bring Johnnie Cotton, Clemency Grantee, as Virtual State of the Union Guest

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, announced she would be bringing Mr. Johnnie Cotton of St. Louis as her virtual guest to the 2022 State of the Union. Mr. Cotton (he/him) is a clemency grantee whose sentence was commuted on January 19th, 2017 by President Barack Obama. “When I met Mr. Cotton, his story moved me to my core,” said Congresswoman Cori Bush.”Mr. Cotton exemplifies why … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Cori Bush Statement on Historic Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, released the following statement on the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. “I am proud to witness the long-awaited, long-overdue nomination of the first Black woman to the United States Supreme Court. I applaud President Biden for fulfilling this campaign promise and naming Judge Jackson, a former … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Cori Bush, Department of Commerce Announce $42.2 Million Broadband Infrastructure Grant to Serve 13,000+ Missouri Households

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced a $42.2 million award to expand broadband in Missouri. The award will be used to fund a project through the Department of Economic Development that will deploy last-mile broadband fiber to 12 counties in Missouri, including St. Louis County. “Universal broadband access must be guaranteed to all — and this funding brings us closer … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Cori Bush Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Member of the Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights, released the below statement following the Russian invasion of Ukraine: "I condemn in the strongest terms Vladimir Putin's catastrophic and murderous invasion of Ukraine, a flagrant violation of international law. My heart is with the Ukrainian people whose lives are now in danger, whose communities are now under attack, and whose future is now uncertain. I also stand in solidarity … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Congresswoman Bush, Senator Markey Applaud White House Release of Environmental Justice Screening Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the Biden administration announced today it is launching the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, which would provide government agencies with information and data on the effects that environmental harms have on people of color and disadvantaged communities. Earlier this month, Congresswoman Bush and Senator Markey sent a letter to the Council on … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Cori Bush, Dr. Page Announce $4.6 million in Federal Funding for St. Louis County Pandemic Response

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced $4.6 million in federal grant funding from FEMA for St. Louis County to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding comes on top of the $700 million in COVID-19 relief that Congresswoman Bush delivered for St. Louis area governments as part of the American Rescue Plan. “We know that every additional dollar we bring into St. Louis to stop the spread of COVID-19 can save a … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Cori Bush, Cory Booker lead 100 colleagues in calling on Biden to reverse Title 42 order and “anti-Black” immigration policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Member of the Judiciary and Oversight Committees, and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) led 100 of their colleagues in urging President Biden to reverse inhumane immigration policies, such as Title 42, originally introduced under the Trump Administration, that continue to disproportionately harm Black migrants. The letter comes in the aftermath of disturbing images from September 2021, in which Texas border patrol agents were seen beating and … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Cori Bush, St. Louis Health Officials Underscore Need to Study Long COVID, Better Fund Treatment Options

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 17 of their colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging the leaders of the nation’s leading federal health agencies to address the lack of health … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Bush Leads Black Congresswomen in Letter to Biden on Commitment to Appoint the First Black Woman to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Member of the Oversight and Judiciary Committees, led 13 Black women lawmakers serving in the United States House of Representatives in commending President Biden for committing to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. The letter further urges the President to consider appointing a Black woman with a strong track record of advancing civil and constitutionally protected rights and whose work has shown dedication to affirming the … Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

Congresswoman Bush and Senator Markey Urge Biden to Release Draft Environmental Justice Mapping Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Member of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees, and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) urged the Biden administration to swiftly release a first iteration of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, which would provide government agencies with information and data on the effects that environmental harms have on disadvantaged communities. The tool in development at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is … Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

Cori Bush Presses For Answers Behind Fossil Fuel Pollution and Gun Violence, Asthma in St. Louis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on the urgent need for corporate polluters to take real, meaningful steps toward transitioning to a green economy. Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) focused her remarks on the reality of heat and pollution in St. Louis driven by fossil fuels, pointing to the higher rates of gun violence on hotter days, and higher rates of asthma across Missouri’s First District.   The hearing’s purpose was to … Continue Reading


February 04, 2022

Cori Bush Statement on America COMPETES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), issued the below statement following the passage of H.R. 4521, America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022 in the U.S. House of Representatives: “America’s global leadership is not measured in military might or the power of our financial institutions, but in our work to save and improve the lives of regular, everyday people in our country. This bill is … Continue Reading


February 03, 2022

Cori Bush Passes Six Amendments in America COMPETES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), issued the below statement following the successful passage of six of her amendments to H.R. 4521, America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022 out of the U.S. House of Representatives: “My six amendments to the America COMPETES Act reflect our longstanding pushes to protect our environment, invest in foreign policy that centers humanity, and ensure that … Continue Reading


February 01, 2022

Bush Statement on Bomb Threat at Alma Mater, Harris-Stowe State University

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) issued the following statement after Harris-Stowe State University was one of at least 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to receive a bomb threat on the first day of Black History Month: “Black History Month is meant to be a celebration of the rich, powerful, and beautiful legacy of Black Americans. Yet today, on the first day of that celebration, historically Black colleges and universities across the country — … Continue Reading


January 29, 2022

Bush, Page, Regional FEMA Administrator Meet with Federal Medical Personnel at Christian Hospital

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page, and FEMA Region 7 Regional Administrator Andrea Spillars visited BJC Christian Hospital and met with Christian Hospital President Rick Stevens and the federal medical personnel who are providing relief in the face of staffing shortages at the hospital. Congresswoman Cori Bush speaks to federal medical personnel at Christian Hospital (Photo Credit: St. Louis County) “When I … Continue Reading


January 21, 2022

Cori Bush, Bonnie Watson Coleman Call on Federal Bureau of Prisons to Release Information on New Home Confinement Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) led over two dozen of their colleagues in sending a letter to Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Michael Carvajal asking whether the BOP plans to allow those currently serving their sentences on home confinement pursuant to the CARES Act to remain in their communities even after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) authorized the BOP … Continue Reading


January 21, 2022

Cori Bush Statement on Helping to Secure Federal Assistance for St. Louis COVID-19 Surge

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) issued the below statement following Governor Mike Parson’s request for federal medical support, a request the Congresswoman has been urging, including in her January 6th letter calling on him to do so: “As we made clear in our letter to Governor Parson more than two weeks ago, St. Louis needed him to step up and request federal assistance to help our region respond to the Omicron variant. Ever since, we have remained in consistent … Continue Reading


January 20, 2022

Cori Bush Calls Out White Supremacy, Lays out Vision for the Future of Black Voters

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Voter Suppression and Continuing Threats to Democracy, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) remarked on the dangers of leaving Black voter suppression unaddressed and the ways in which silencing voters of color poses an existential threat to our democracy. The hearing’s purpose was to examine racial discrimination in the redistricting process, as well as changes to methods of election or election administration, and their … Continue Reading


January 13, 2022

Cori Bush Statement on House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) issued the below statement following the passage of H.R. 5746, the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act through the United States House of Representatives: “The American people have done their part by delivering the House, Senate, and White House to Democrats— now Democrats, every Democrat, must make good on our promise to deliver for the people. The House passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act and H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights … Continue Reading


January 12, 2022

Reps. Bush, Smith, and Porter Advocate for Increased Federal Funding for Crisis Response Alternatives in Letter to Appropriators

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-Mo.) joined Representatives Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) in leading 48 of their House colleagues in urging the leadership of the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations to set aside robust federal funding for the creation and expansion of alternative crisis response teams to address mental health and substance use issues. “Encouraging the use of behavioral health professionals to respond to mental health crisis … Continue Reading

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