Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Oct 9, 2014

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reminded interested students that she is accepting applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2015. 

Sep 11, 2014
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced today a $2.5 million grant for General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport.
Sep 5, 2014

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos had a busy August and beginning of September, holding more than 45 events with constituents in 19 different towns across the over 7,000 sq. miles she represents. She traveled across the region discussing middle class priorities including job creation and economic growth, protecting Medicare and Social Security, fighting for our veterans, and standing up for family farmers and the rural economy.  Below are some highlights:

Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy

Sep 2, 2014
A new digital manufacturing facility is getting ready to open in Northern Illinois and it's expected to help improve local manufacturing companies and spark job creation.
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.

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