Representative-Elect Cori Bush Nominated For House Judiciary Committee Post

Coming off the heels of her impressive victory in November when she became the first Black congresswoman in Missouri’s history, representative-elect Cori Bush has been appointed to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released a statement about Bush’s appointment.

“I’m proud to learn that Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush, Congressman-elect Mondaire Jones, and Congresswoman-elect Deborah Ross have been nominated to serve on the House Judiciary Committee for the 117th Congress. Congresswoman-elect Bush, a civil rights activist and community organizer who has fought for justice on the streets of Ferguson and across the country, will bring first-hand experience as the Committee tackles systemic racism and criminal justice reform. A graduate of Harvard Law School, former Southern District of New York clerk, and practicing attorney, Congressman-elect Jones brings an impressive educational and practical legal background to the Committee. And Congresswoman-elect Ross, a legislator, teacher, and civil rights lawyer, brings her experience fighting for justice and voting rights, as well as her service as a former Chair of the Judiciary Committee in the North Carolina House of Representatives”

As a Black Lives Matter activist, Bush helped lead protests in Fergu in 2014 after a White police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.