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Aug 18, 2014
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has taken an essential step in the activation of Thomson Correctional Center by hiring a warden for the new federal prison, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos announced today at the facility in Thomson.
Aug 5, 2014
On a tour of central Illinois on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos endorsed the idea of agencies partnering to meet the transportation needs of Fulton County residents.
Jun 9, 2014
The bipartisan, bi-state delegation that represents the Rock Island Arsenal today announced that the United States Army has allocated $110 million in funding for the Arsenal through the Arsenal Sustainment Initiative, which will help ensure that the Arsenal remains competitive as it bids on additional workload through its partnerships with the private sector.
Jun 4, 2014
This week, the Village of Thomson passed by unanimous consent a Resolution of Appreciation to Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for leading the bipartisan effort last week to successfully defend Thomson Correctional Facility and ensure it remains on track to open.
May 31, 2014
The House passed the Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill about 12:15 a.m. Friday after first thwarting an amendment introduced by Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn that specifically called for denying operational funds for the long-dormant prison.
May 30, 2014
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos led the bipartisan effort to successfully defend Thomson Correctional Facility late last night.
May 22, 2014
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her advocacy on behalf of Vietnam War hero Captain Bill Albracht of Moline by offering an amendment that would require the Secretary of the Army to review and report back on Albracht’s Medal of Honor nomination.
May 7, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced a $716,002 investment for the Knox County Health Department.
May 2, 2014
Illinois' 17th District Representative Cheri Bustos held a roundtable discussion with area emergency agencies Friday, discussing practices and tips to make sure you and your family are safe when natural disasters strike.
May 2, 2014
Today, following a roundtable with local emergency officials to discuss natural disaster preparedness, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos launched a disaster resources page on her congressional website to help give the people of Illinois’ 17th District information and resources as spring storms threaten to bring floods and tornadoes to the region.