Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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During her 18 months in office, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has been a strong advocate for the veterans that call Illinois’ 17th Congressional District home.
Jul 25, 2014 Press Release
Bustos Leads Group Of 116 Members Of Congress In Urging Senate Majority Leader Reid & House Speaker Boehner To Forego August Recess Until Compromise Is Reached On Critical Veterans’ Healthcare Bill
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos led a group of 116 lawmakers in calling on Congress to stay in session, and forego the August district work period, until the passage of compromise legislation to help our nation’s veterans get access to the timely and quality healthcare they have earned and deserve.
Jul 22, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos supported bipartisan legislation to make it easier and more comfortable for aging Honor Flight veterans, many of whom are seniors and suffering from physical ailments, to travel to and from Washington, D.C. to see the monuments built in their honor.
Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos received word that her fight to prevent service cuts at Social Security Field Offices achieved its goal.
Jul 14, 2014 Press Release
Bustos-Backed Bill Would Improve Treatment & Diagnosis of Health Conditions Related to Exposure to Toxic Burn Pits Overseas
Today, following her recent roundtable with veterans in Fulton County earlier this month, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her efforts to improve care for our nation’s veterans by supporting the Helping Veterans Exposed to Toxic Chemicals Act.
Jul 10, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill Introduced By Bustos Would Help Give Agencies Tools They Need To Cut Down On Waste, Fraud & Abuse
Today, following a recent report that showed the government made $100 billion in improper payments last year alone, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos reiterated her call for Congress to pass her bipartisan bill to curb improper payments and save the government from wastefully spending billions of dollars in taxpayer money each year.
Jul 8, 2014 Press Release
Bustos Supporting Legislation To Help Ensure Seniors Across Region Can Access Their Social Security Benefits With Ease
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her fight to protect local seniors by supporting legislation that would delay cuts to services at Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices across the country.
Jun 27, 2014 Press Release
Bustos Introduces Bill After Local Constituents With Disabilities Approached Her For Help
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the introduction of the Refueling Assistance Act that would help ensure individuals with disabilities can fill up their cars with gas and travel with the same ease and sense of security that able-bodied drivers enjoy.
Jun 23, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the Bi-State Regional Commission based in Rock Island, Illinois will receive $169,884 for regional economic development planning.
Jun 20, 2014 Press Release
Bustos’ Applauds Inclusion of Provision To Require American Flags To Be Made Here At Home In Critical Legislation
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustoscontinued her fight on behalf of our brave men and women in uniform by supporting the 2015 Defense Department Appropriations Act, which helps fund the U.S. Department of Defense.
Jun 18, 2014 Press Release
Members Urge Illinois Government & Industry to Coordinate Efforts to Join Federal Pilot Program That Could Benefit Modernization of Locks and Dams on Mississippi and Illinois Rivers
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk and U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos and Rodney Davis today called on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to lead Illinois stakeholders – including members of the agriculture, mining, and shipping industries – in a coordinated effort to take advantage of pilot program that could help speed up repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.