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Mar 6, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos met with members from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce to discuss regional economic priorities.
Mar 5, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied Illinois’ appeal of the agency’s original decision not to award Public Assistance funding to the nine Southern and Central Illinois counties, including Tazewell County, that are rebuilding after deadly tornadoes struck the state on November 17, 2013.
Mar 5, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos invited high school students from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” Winner will receive two round-trip airline tickets to see their artwork displayed in U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. For more information please visit http://bustos.house.gov/helping-you/art-competition.
Mar 5, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her fight to protect Illinois middle class families from natural disasters by voting to slow, and in some cases roll back, increases in premiums for federal flood insurance.
Feb 27, 2014
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos today sent a letter to President Obama asking him to include the necessary funding for the second year of activation of the Thomson Correction Center in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget request which will be released on Tuesday.
Feb 25, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos joined President Obama, other members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, and other leaders from across Illinois at the White House to formally announce a first-of-its-kind national Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute (or Digital Lab) organized by the Department of Defense (DoD) that will be based in Illinois.
Feb 24, 2014
Top politicians in Illinois joined local leaders in Michigan in trumpeting as a coup news that their states have landed a part in what they consider a revolutionary effort to boost manufacturing innovation, seeded by $140 million from federal taxpayers.
Feb 22, 2014
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos said that the $70 million grant awarded to UI Labs will bring the future of American manufacturing to Illinois.
Feb 20, 2014
A local congresswoman’s weeklong workforce tour takes a stop in Rockford today.
Feb 7, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and the rest of the Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider the denial of the State of Illinois’ request for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance to help nine Illinois counties recover from the deadly tornadoes that struck the state on November 17, 2013.