Cori Bush, U.S. Representative for Missouri

Cori Bush

U.S. Representative for Missouri

Cori Anika Bush was born in July 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. She studied for a year at Harris-Stowe State University before earning a graduate diploma in nursing from the Lutheran School of Nursing in St. Louis.

She established the Kingdom Embassy International Church where she was a pastor, while also working as a triage nurse.

She made an unsuccessful run for the United States Senate before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2021.

She is a divorced mother of two children. Her church is nondenominational.

In the News…

The House of Representatives adjourned for their summer recess without enough votes to pass legislation extending the moratorium on evictions which expired July 31. In protest, several members of the House slept overnight outside the Capitol, including Representatives Cori Bush of Missouri, Ayanna Presley of Massachusetts, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Representative Bush stated, “Many of my Democratic colleagues chose to go on vacation early today rather than staying to vote to keep people in their homes. I’ll be sleeping outside the Capitol tonight. We’ve still got work to do.”

President Biden had urged Congress to extend the eviction ban since the Supreme Court ruled in June that his administration no longer had the authority to extend it. Representative Bush, who has experienced homelessness herself, said that ensuring housing is “the least” Congress could do.

“Congress is at recess. How do we do vacation when we know our people are about to be on the street?” she asked. “Housing is a basic necessity. How dare we not make sure our people have it? That’s the least we can do is make sure your basic needs are met.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Bush today?  You can let her know at:

The Honorable Cori Bush
Representative for Missouri
563 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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