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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), along with her basketball partner, WNBA player Kara Lawson, was honored to be named the winner of the Olympic & Paralympic Caucus Free Throw Challenge. In its second edition, hosted by the United States Olympic Committee and the Congressional Olympic & Paralympic Caucus, this competitive event brought together Members of Congress and a handful of Team USA’s best athletes to demonstrate basketball skills in promotion of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.
Bustos: Sequestration Is “Budgetary Insanity”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave a one minute floor speech about the serious impact sequestration could have on her region of Illinois, why she’s been opposed to sequestration from the beginning, and why Congress needs to come together to find a common sense solution to avert the sequester.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Speaker John Boehner to keep the House in session until a deal is reached to avoid sequestration. With the House set to recess today for a full week, Bustos along with 20 other members warned that the imminent across the board cuts, which are set to kick-in on March 1, would have a negative impact on the economy and would lead to job losses. They urged the House to stay in town and work on a deal.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos appeared on the PBS television series "To The Contrary" on in February 2013.
On the program, Congresswoman Bustos discussed her background, family, priorities and what led her into public service.
"To The Contrary" is "public television's successful all-female news analysis series, is celebrating its 20th season on air. The program was launched in 1992, dubbed the "Year of the Woman in American Politics" as women's representation in Congress blossomed."
Watch the segment featuring Congresswoman Bustos below:
Subcommittee Assignments Will Allow Rep. Bustos To Fight For Transportation Projects In Region, Including Standing Up For Chicago Rockford International Airport, New I-74 Bridge
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was named to the Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee and the Livestock and Rural Development Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Cheri was named to the House Committee on Agriculture on January 4th and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure last month.