More on Congressional Issues
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.
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.”