More on Congressional Issues
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, voted to pass H.R. 22, a bipartisan six-year Highway Reauthorization bill. This legislation represents a true compromise between Democrats and Republicans and will provide the certainty needed to focus on rebuilding our roads, repairing our bridges and spurring job creation with Buy America provisions Bustos fought for.
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos voted to prevent a government shutdown before tonight’s midnight deadline. For the past two weeks, Bustos led an effort with the backing of the majority of the Democratic Caucus that urged Speaker Boehner to keep the House in session every day rather than waiting until the last possible moment to stop a shutdown.
Moline, IL - This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos was joined by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 15 President Steve Beck and AFGE Local 2119 Vice President Ken Larson in front of the Rock Island Arsenal to talk about how a government shutdown could potentially impact Arsenal employees. Last week, Bustos wrote a letter to Speaker Boehner urging him to keep the House in session every day until an agreement is reached to prevent a government shutdown which has now been signed by 121 members of Congress.
Washington, D.C. - Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos thanked working families from across the 17th Congressional District for being a part of her most productive district work period to date. In all, Rep. Bustos held over 40 official events, meetings and job fairs during the August Congressional recess which ran from July 31 - September 7th.
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced her support for a new effort to restore and advance voting protections for all Americans, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA).
“Your vote is your voice in our democratic system, but many Americans are still struggling to have their voices heard due to discriminatory voting laws,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “I’m proud to support this new effort to ensure that every eligible American has the opportunity to speak up and participate in our democracy.”