Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Bipartisanship

Working Together To Put the Middle Class First

Putting middle class families first is my top priority, and that’s why I will work with anyone, Democrat or Republican, if it is in the best interest of the people of our region.  I’ve taken steps to foster bipartisanship in Washington by calling through all the freshman members of Congress shortly after my election, attending a bipartisan National Day of Service project and being named a “Congressional Problem Solver” by the bipartisan No Labels group.  I pledge to continue to reach out and work with both sides of the aisle during my time in Congress.

More on Bipartisanship

Feb 8, 2014
For too long, Democrats and Republicans in Washington have put scoring political points above working together to find solutions that benefit the people they’ve sworn to represent.
Nov 4, 2013
Far too often, people these days focus on our differences instead of what brings us together.
May 21, 2013
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave a floor speech last night about the importance of bipartisanship and how the recent passage of a five-year Farm Bill out of the House Agriculture Committee was an example of what Congress can achieve by working together. Bustos was one of more than a dozen House members who have been labeled Congressional Problem Solvers by the bipartisan group No Labels who spoke on the floor last night.
Feb 7, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Republican Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced they will sit together during President Obama’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, February 12th. Bustos and Joyce released the following statement: