More on Congressional Issues
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) recognized the anniversary of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act. Earlier this week, she also voted in favor of the Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, an addition to current efforts which aims to identify mental health and suicide prevention programs that are the most effective and result in the best outcomes among at-risk women veterans.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers announcing legislation to boost Illinois manufacturing, along with Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Tim Ryan (D-OH), John Katko (R-NY), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX).
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos highlighted portions of President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal, which aims to revitalize manufacturing for the 21st century, invest in our children and their future, and achieve $2.9 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke to the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. As a strong advocate for Illinois farmers on the House Agriculture Committee, Congresswoman Bustos stressed the importance of finding new markets for agricultural products.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the White House’s ‘First Job’ proposal which would assist young Americans with skills and job training. Far too many young people are struggling to find their first job, and are often not prepared with the skills needed in our changing workforce.
WASHINGTON – Today, the White House announced a proposal for over $1.1 billion in new funding to address the heroin epidemic and prescription opioid abuse. As the heroin epidemic has taken a heavy toll on too many families in communities across Illinois, Congresswoman Bustos has advocated for additional funding for treatment centers and law enforcement agencies to stem this crisis.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) offered the following statement after President Obama’s final State of the Union Address:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she will be hosting Mr. Gary Halbach, the President and CEO of the Rockford area non-profit Remedies Renewing Lives, at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. Every year, Remedies provides support for about 1,500 victims of domestic violence and 1,800 people for opioid treatment, primarily for heroin addiction.
Washington, D.C. - Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos joined a bipartisan majority in voting for the federal Omnibus funding bill. This legislation, which funds the Federal Government through September 2016, makes significant investments in workforce training, Head Start, community health centers, infrastructure, national security, veterans and Justice Department programs to combat the scourge of heroin addiction.
Washington, D.C. - Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted to help pass H.R. 2029, a comprehensive tax extenders package that will preserve tax cuts for working families while providing economic incentives that will help local manufacturers like Caterpillar and John Deere grow. The bill, which passed by a bipartisan vote of 318 to 109 has received the support of President Obama and is expected to be signed into law after a vote in the Senate.