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

Jun 24, 2015
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Chief Justice John Roberts urging the Supreme Court to allow live audio in the chamber in light of the historic nature of the upcoming rulings on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act.
Jun 15, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her push to expand and protect access to the ballot box for eligible voters by announcing support for the Automatic Voter Registration Act.
Feb 26, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and a bipartisan coalition of House Members led by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney announced they will soon introduce the House version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), which takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions and establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices.
Feb 12, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her push to ensure the federal government purchases only U.S. flags made from 100 percent American-made materials by introducing the bipartisan All-American Flag Act.
Feb 3, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos applauded the Senate’s passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act, an effort to end the epidemic of Veteran suicide that passed the House last month and is now on its way to the President’s desk for his signature.
Jan 20, 2015
Tonight, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement at the conclusion of the President’s State of the Union Address
Dec 19, 2014

SUBJ: Bustos Continues Fighting for the Right Priorities during Second Year in Office
DATE: December 19th, 2014

Dec 8, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the House of Representatives unanimously passed her bill to rename the veterans facility in Galesburg, Illinois the “Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic.”
Dec 4, 2014
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk announced that the Senate unanimously approved legislation that would name a veterans facility in Galesburg, Illinois the “Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic.”
Nov 13, 2014
U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk introduced legislation today to honor the legacy and public service achievements of former U.S. Representative from Illinois Lane Evans by naming a veterans facility in Galesburg, Illinois the “Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic.”

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