Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on President Obama to give his quick approval for federal disaster aid for additional Illinois counties, including six in Illinois’ 17th District.
May 17, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today called on Speaker John Boehner to allow an up-or-down vote to replace the sequester with a balanced solution that doesn’t lead to job losses.
May 16, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, voted late last night to advance the bipartisan, five-year Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 1947), better known as the Farm Bill, out of the House Agriculture Committee and to the House floor for consideration by the full chamber.
Legislation, included as part of the Senate Water Resources Development Act, would help clear $60 billion backlog in Army Corps projects
May 15, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day, which takes place on May 15th and recognizes local, state and federal law enforcement officials.
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement upon hearing news that the Department of Defense (DOD) will go ahead with a plan to furlough most civilian employees for 11 days by the end of September as the result of sequestration.
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has started to post her weekly schedule of official meetings on her website to promote further transparency and openness in government and to stay accountable to her constituents.
May 14, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement condemning the recent reports of inappropriate activity at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and calling for an independent investigation:
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the city of Savanna will receive a $2,020,000 investment through the Economic Development Administration to help construct a new wastewater treatment facility. This investment will help create 20 new jobs and retain 220 jobs.
May 10, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced support for newly-introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance whistleblower protections for service members who are victims of sexual violence. The common sense Military Whistleblower Protection Act would strengthen existing protections to clarify that victims of sexual crimes are protected from punishment for reporting instances of sexual assault.
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