Communities United for Smart Policy (CUSP) advocates for commonsense solutions that promote safer, stronger communities. We are committed to equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to shape the issues that impact their lives. With our nation on the cusp of both significant new challenges and opportunities, we believe that policymaking at all levels of government should focus on advancing America’s priorities and building toward a more secure, empowering, and prosperous future.
Hailed as the "embodiment of powerful American womanhood" by the Washington Times, rising to become Chairman of the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Bono established herself as a respected and closely-watched leader on a wide range of critically important issues while serving 8 terms in Congress (1998-2013).
Mary has been at the forefront of the nationwide fight against opioid and prescription drug abuse. Over her career, Bono became one of Congress’s strongest advocates for mental health and substance addiction treatment. Today, she is widely recognized as a national leader for issues important for overdose and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. Over her years in Congress, she authored legislation that was signed into law by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, proving to be a true bipartisan consensus builder.