Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Jun 23, 2016

WASHINGTON – Following the conclusion of the historic 26 hour sit in, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement:

Jun 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - Last night Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was joined by Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-2) and Katherine Clark (MA-5) to speak about the epidemic of campus sexual assault and rape. Studies have shown that one out of five women on college campuses experiences sexual assault however this ongoing epidemic has largely been unaddressed by Congress.

May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule for 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards:

May 16, 2016

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday at 4:00 PM CST, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) will give her constituents a behind-the-scenes tour of the United States Capitol via Snapchat. Congresswoman Bustos will begin the tour in her Washington, D.C. office, and then show followers in Illinois different scenes from the Capitol, including the historic Capitol Rotunda and Old Supreme Court Chamber.

May 6, 2016

MOLINE, IL - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos applauded news that the U.S. Treasury Department formally rejected the Central States Pension plan which would have made drastic cuts to the retirement benefits of more than 270,000 workers and retirees, including more than 29,000 in Illinois.

Apr 29, 2016

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Boosting America’s Exports (BAE) Act, which will strengthen the economy and create good-paying American jobs by assisting small and medium sized businesses to help them increase their exports. The original co-sponsors of the bill included Representatives Anne Kuster (NH-02), Jim Himes (CT-04), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Don Beyer (VA-08), Jared Polis (CO-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-6), Bill Foster (IL-11), and John Carney (DE-AL).

Apr 27, 2016

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that her bipartisan bill to improve care for children born with opioid addiction has passed out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Bustos' bill, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act (H.R. 4978), now moves toward full consideration by the House.

Apr 27, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited the public to attend the 2016 Congressional Art Competition Showcase on Saturday in Pekin, Illinois. This open-house, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Speakeasy Art Center, allows community members to view several of this year’s submissions in an art-gallery setting. More information on the logistics of the event can be found below.

Apr 21, 2016

WASHINGTON - In a floor speech delivered today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the launch of a watchdog task force in her office to investigate lead levels throughout Illinois’ 17th District, investigate problems of lead contamination and work with government officials at all levels to develop solutions. Bustos made this announcement in a floor speech where she also addressed the importance of working collaboratively to address the challenge of lead contamination.

Apr 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced that they have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve care for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), exposure to opioids during pregnancy.