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Read Cheri's op-ed about finding common sense, bipartisan solutions to fix our nation's budget
Cheri visited community colleges across the 17th District to learn more about how community colleges & businesses are addressing the skills gap, increasing American manufacturing & putting people back to work.
Watch Cheri on the House floor talk about the serious impact sequestration could have on her region of Illinois.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) advocated for Vietnam War hero Bill Albracht of Moline by offering an amendment, that passed late last night with overwhelming bipartisan support on the House floor, that would require the Secretary of the Army to review and report back on Albracht’s Medal of Honor nomination.
Jun 13, 2013 Press Release
Today, Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Bruce Braley (IA-01), Peter King (NY-02) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) continued their push to ensure that the federal government only purchases U.S. flags made from 100 percent American-made materials by reintroducing the bipartisan All-American Flag Act.
May 22, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), along with Congressman Mike Michaud (ME-02), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced a bill that would help cut down on the growing backlog of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims, which now take an average of 279 days to complete.
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded President Obama’s approval of federal disaster aid for additional Illinois counties, including five in Illinois’ 17th District. The counties in Illinois’ 17th District approved today for federal disaster aid are Henderson, Knox, Peoria, Rock Island and Tazewell. Fulton County was approved for federal disaster aid two weeks ago.
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) participated in a bipartisan wreath laying ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. For over 15 years, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues has hosted an annual ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial Day.
In The News
Apr 8, 2013 In The News
Like many people across our great country, I learned at a young age that balancing the family budget and living within our means is a question of values.
Apr 3, 2013 In The News
Sauk Valley Community College is working hard to attract local students who otherwise would go away to college and not return to the area, officials told U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, who toured the college Monday morning.
Mar 26, 2013 In The News
Our region’s waterways – chief among them the Mississippi and Illinois rivers - are absolutely critical to the economic well-being of our area. But the infrastructure of these rivers is in serious