More on Congressional Issues
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) wrote a letter to Robert Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator for the Federal Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, to request that the agency take immediate action to fully examine the issue of lead contaminated water in Galesburg and work with officials to develop a long-term solution.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) wrote an op-ed in the Galesburg Register-Mail and gave a speech on the Floor of the House urging action to achieve a long-term solution to the problem of elevated lead levels in Galesburg’s water. On Friday, Bustos met with Galesburg City officials and the Knox County Health Department to hear their perspective and plan to address this problem.
WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement in marking Equal Pay Day:
Winner from one of our local high schools will receive two round-trip air tickets to see their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Voting open until April 15th at www.bustos.house.gov/art-competition
ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference outside of the Rock Island Arsenal to discuss Bustos’ recently introduced, bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA), which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Rock Island Arsenal. Senator Durbin has co-sponsored similar legislation in the Senate.