Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Oct 7, 2015

Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D, IL-17) and Rodney Davis (R, IL-13) announced they will be traveling to Cuba as part of a bipartisan agricultural trade mission to establish new economic development and export opportunities for Illinois farmers. The Oct. 11-14 trip, which is being sponsored by the Illinois Cuba Working Group, will include meetings and discussions with officials from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alimport (which coordinates all overseas purchases in Cuba), a tour of the Cuban marketplace and several additional diplomatic meetings.

Sep 28, 2015

This past weekend, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) traveled to Peoria and Rockford to talk about the impact that a government shutdown would have on our local economy.


Jul 24, 2015

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and the other members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Obama asking him to issue a Secretarial Disaster Declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Illinois counties impacted by heavy rainfall. This would allow farmers in the region severely impacted by flooding to receive low interest emergency USDA loans.

Jul 15, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated her call for a long-term highway funding bill to protect Illinois transportation projects and jobs.
Jul 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) applauded the news that the City of Rockford was one of 28 communities selected from across the nation to take part in ConnectHOME, a new federal program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to accelerate access to high-speed internet for low-income households.  

Jul 14, 2015

Watch Bustos’ Speech On The Floor Of The U.S. House of Representatives HERE

Jul 8, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Senator Dick Durbin applauded the news that the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council has received one of 12 new designations under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative.
Jul 2, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced a $1,236,603 grant for Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency in Freeport.
Jun 23, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, along with the entire Illinois House delegation, honored the Chicago Blackhawks and the team’s 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Championship by introducing a House Resolution in their honor.
Jun 23, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced a $200,000 grant for Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. in Peoria.