Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos applauded the Senate’s passage of the Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act (IPACE Act), the companion version of bipartisan legislation introduced by Bustos in November of 2013 to curb improper government payments to deceased individuals.
Sep 12, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos visited domestic violence centers in Peoria and Canton to recognize the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) being signed into law.
Sep 9, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos sent a letter to Speaker Boehner calling on him to bring a seven year Export-Import Bank reauthorization up for a vote prior to Congress’ leaving for the upcoming district work period.
Sep 5, 2014 Press Release

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.

Sep 4, 2014 Press Release
New Congressional Working Group to Focus on Policies to Help Middle Class Families
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) announced the formation of their Middle-Class Working Group in Congress to focus on strengthening the middle class.
Aug 29, 2014 Press Release
Deadline Is November 7th to Submit Military Academy Nomination Applications to Rep. Bustos
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced 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.
Aug 18, 2014 Press Release
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 11, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the award of new grants that will help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Peoria Counties.
Aug 7, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act Will Help Ensure Veterans Get The Care They Have Earned & Deserve
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement after the President signed into law bipartisan legislation to make needed reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that will help ensure our veterans get the care they have earned and deserve.
Aug 1, 2014 Press Release
Bustos Urges CDC To Outline Plans In Place To Protect Americans At Home & Abroad From Ebola Outbreak
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to do everything in its power to protect American citizens, both at home and traveling and living abroad, from the Ebola threat currently spreading throughout West Africa.
Jul 31, 2014 Press Release
Bill Mirrors Senate Legislation Introduced Yesterday
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and a bipartisan coalition of 18 House Members introduced the House version of the Campus Safety and Accountability Act.