Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted in favor of H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015.


Nov 18, 2015 Press Release
Video and Audio Interviews will be preserved for future generations

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Dave Loebsack (IA-2) participated in an event at the Library of Congress where they presented video and audio records of 31 veterans from the Quad-Cities. The interviews were conducted by Quad-Cities PBS station WQPT.


Nov 17, 2015 Press Release
Work continues to increase Illinois’ Corn and Soy Exports after Bipartisan Trade Mission to Cuba

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D, IL-17) and Rodney Davis (R, IL-13) announced that they have signed on to support the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act (H.R. 3687), making it a bipartisan bill.


Nov 5, 2015 Press Release
As a Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bustos Helped Rally Bipartisan Support Behind Job Creating Highway Bill Which Now Goes to Conference with the Senate

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, voted to pass H.R. 22, a bipartisan six-year Highway Reauthorization bill.

Nov 4, 2015 Press Release
Bustos Takes a Leadership Position to Fight for Working Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) announced the appointment of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos as a Senior Whip. Bustos, who is currently in her second term, will leverage her position to fight for policies that advance American manufacturing, ensure women’s economic security and grow our middle-class.

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release
Bustos Fought for Farmers and Reached Agreement to Prevent Damaging Crop Insurance Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a two year bill to fund the federal government. While Bustos largely agreed with many positive aspects of the compromise, she strongly pushed back on a provision that would have harmed Illinois farmers.


Oct 28, 2015 Press Release
Announcement comes after months of behind the scenes work by Rep. Bustos

Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced Illinois will be receiving nearly $12 million in United States Department of Agriculture funding from the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. Nationally, these funds will be used to nearly double the number of fueling pumps that supply renewable fuels to American motorists.


Oct 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos cast her vote to pass a bipartisan reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank that expired on July 1st. Earlier this month, she signed a bipartisan discharge petition, the first one to be successful since 2002, to circumvent the Speaker and force today’s reauthorization vote.

Oct 27, 2015 Press Release
Photos Of Bustos Greeting Veterans Available HERE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) greeted veterans from the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Oct 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - This morning, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement at the opening of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s markup session for H.R. 3763, the Surface Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015.


Oct 21, 2015 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her advocacy on behalf of rural economic development and energy independence by joining with the other members of the bipartisan Biofuels Caucus in sending a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.