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WASHINGTON – Late yesterday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) welcomed Carlea Kiddoo of Mercer County High School to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Kiddoo’s painting, “Fluidity as One,” was the winner of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District’s 2016 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” Her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
WASHINGTON, DC - Last night Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was joined by Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-2) and Katherine Clark (MA-5) to speak about the epidemic of campus sexual assault and rape. Studies have shown that one out of five women on college campuses experiences sexual assault however this ongoing epidemic has largely been unaddressed by Congress.
WASHINGTON - Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos participated in a press conference to introduce the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability (WATER) Act of 2016. This bill would provide critical federal funding for State Revolving Funds, including the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund which is the source of the $4 million forgivable loan the city of Galesburg is set to receive to replace lead service lines.
Watchdog Week Event
Senior Scam Awareness Information Session
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
Officials from the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
10:30 - 11:30 am
Moline Township Activity Center
City of Galesburg working on finalizing their application for funding through Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has given preliminary approval for the City of Galesburg to receive up to $4 million in forgivable loans from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which receives its source funding from the Federal Government.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule for 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards:
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday at 4:00 PM CST, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) will give her constituents a behind-the-scenes tour of the United States Capitol via Snapchat. Congresswoman Bustos will begin the tour in her Washington, D.C. office, and then show followers in Illinois different scenes from the Capitol, including the historic Capitol Rotunda and Old Supreme Court Chamber.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voiced extreme disappointment with Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to close the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee and eliminate the nearly 200 jobs at the facility.
MOLINE, IL - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos applauded news that the U.S. Treasury Department formally rejected the Central States Pension plan which would have made drastic cuts to the retirement benefits of more than 270,000 workers and retirees, including more than 29,000 in Illinois.
MOLINE - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the 6-5 vote by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability to recommend keeping the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee open. With their formal recommendation, the decision now falls to Governor Rauner. If the Governor decides to close the Kewanee Center, it would cost nearly 200 hardworking men and women in Henry County their jobs.