Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Government Accountability

Folks across Illinois have lost faith in government at all levels, and for good reason.

Many in Washington continue to prioritize their political careers and special interest groups rather than their constituents back home.  That’s why I’m dedicated to traveling back, and spending time listening to the people across our region, as often as I can. 

It’s also why I support holding Congress accountable for failing to do its job and not passing a budget.  I support a 10 percent pay cut for members of Congress, and no pay raises, until members of Congress get their act together and pass a budget we can live within.

Furthermore, I support increasing transparency in government and additional measures to ensure the hard earned money of tax payers in our region is not wasted by lawmakers in Washington.

More on Government Accountability

Mar 31, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos joined with Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn and 160 House colleagues in sending the following letter to the offices of House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.
May 14, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has started to post her weekly schedule of official meetings on her website to promote further transparency and openness in government and to stay accountable to her constituents.
May 14, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement condemning the recent reports of inappropriate activity at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and calling for an independent investigation: