Cori Bush Biography
Cori Bush is an American politician, registered nurse, community activist, organizer, and ordained pastor representing the people of Missouri’s First Congressional District. She is in her first term in the United States House of Representatives, serving on the House Judiciary Committee including as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and the House Oversight Committee.
Cori Bush Age
Cori Anika Bush was born on 21st July, 1976, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Cori Bush Height
Bush stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Cori Bush Education
Cori graduated from Cardinal Ritter High School in North St. Louis City. She went on to attend St. Louis’ HBCU, Harris-Stowe State University before taking a leave from her studies. Bush went on to attend the Lutheran School of Nursing to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a nurse.
Cori Bush Nationality
Bush is an American.
Cori Bush Ethnicity
Cori is of African American ethnicity.
Cori Bush Parents
Bush has not disclosed her parents’ names. Growing up, Cori’s father imparted on her the lessons of legendary Black leaders whose photos hung on the walls of their house.
Cori Bush Siblings
Cori has two siblings, she keeps her private life away from the media. As a result, her sibling’s names are not known.
Cori Bush Husband
Bush was previously married but no information about her husband is available.
Cori Bush Children
Cori is a mother to two children. In 2000, she gave birth to her first child, a son, nearly 4 months prematurely after doctors ignored her severe pain. He survived after being placed on a ventilator for an extended period of time. One year later, Bush welcomed her second child, a daughter, after another tumultuous pregnancy. Her experiences helped shape her stances as a relentless advocate for Black maternal health.
Bush became unhoused and lived out of her car with her partner and babies for a period of months Shortly after her daughter’s birth, . She used fast food restaurants to mix formula for her newborns and kept her belongings in trash bags in the back of the vehicle.
Cori Bush Congresswoman
Bush is running for re-election to the U.S. House to represent Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. She is on the ballot in the general election on 8th November, 2022. She advanced from the Democratic primary on 2nd August, 2022. She is the first Black woman and first nurse to represent Missouri, the first woman to represent Missouri’s First Congressional District and the first activist from the movement to save Black lives elected to the United States Congress.
Bush was a 2018 Democratic candidate for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. She was defeated in the Democratic primary on 7th August , 2018. She was a 2016 Democratic candidate for the U.S. senator from Missouri. She was defeated in the primary election on 2nd August, 2016.
Bush established the Kingdom Embassy International Church in St. Louis, Missouri in 2011. She became a political activist in the 2014 Ferguson unrest, during which she worked as a triage nurse and organizer. She has said she was hit by a police officer. Bush is a Nonviolence 365 Ambassador with the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
Cori was one of 77 House Democrats to vote for an amendment that would have cut the proposed defense budget by $100 billion in July 2022. On the same day, she was one of 137 House Democrats to vote for a separate amendment that would have removed a proposed $37 billion spending increase in the defense budget. She introduced legislation to investigate and expel members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election and supported the 6th January, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capital.
Cori has championed legislation that puts St. Louis front and center. A relentless advocate for racial, social, health care, and environmental justice, She has led the movement to guarantee housing for all introducing legislation to end houselessness by 2025, leading a national movement on the steps of the U.S. House of Representatives calling on the CDC to extend the eviction moratorium, as well as introducing legislation to permanently implement an eviction moratorium throughout the pandemic.
Bush was one of 29 House Democrats to vote against the RENACER Act, which extended U.S. sanctions against Nicaragua and granted the president several ways to address acts of corruption and human rights violations by the Daniel Ortega administration, including the power to exclude Nicaragua from the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) and to obstruct multilateral loans to the country.
Bush defended spending tens of thousands of dollars on personal security for herself as a member of Congress while also saying Democrats should defund the police, saying, “I get to be here to do the work, so suck it up—and defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police.” On 5th November, 2021, Bush was one of six House Democrats to break with their party and vote with a majority of Republicans against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, because it was not accompanied by the Build Back Better Act.
Cori urgently prioritized issues that are affecting St. Louisans every day securing $700 million in COVID-19 relief for the St. Louis region through the American Rescue Plan, delivering an 8-week FEMA mass vaccination site, using her office as a vehicle to bring local leaders in the region together to coordinate a pandemic response, negotiating an EPA commitment to clean up Coldwater Creek, bringing home federal grant funding to create safer roadways and communities, and sending her constituent services team into local libraries to expand the accessibility of her office.
Cori serves on the House Judiciary Committee and on the House Oversight Committee. In her first term, she has become known for her catchphrase line of “St. Louis and I,” which she says at the beginning of any speech or question line in a hearing or on the House floor. She’s used her position on these committees to advocate for stricter oversight of oil and gas companies, push for police reform, advocate for protester rights, and much more. Bush was also named to the prestigious Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and appointed as Vice Chair of the Majority Leader Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.
Cori Bush Salary
Bush earns an annual estimated salary of USD 317,053.
Cori Bush Net Worth
Cori net worth is estimated to be USD 500,000.
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