Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help close the still persistent wage gap between men and women. In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, women make only 73 cents on the dollar compared to men for doing the same work, even worse than the national average of 78 cents on the dollar.
Apr 14, 2015 Press Release
Video Of Today’s Hearing Can Be Found HERE
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her rail safety advocacy following last month’s train derailment near Galena in a House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee hearing today.
Apr 10, 2015 Press Release
Bustos Vows To Continuing Fighting For Illinois Biofuels In Coming Weeks & Months

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new deadline of June 1st to set Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for 2014, 2015 and 2016:  

Apr 8, 2015 Press Release
New Bill Would Boost Employment Opportunities for Veterans in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the Veterans Jobs Caucus and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced that she joined with her Republican colleagues Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Don Young (AK-AL) to introduce the Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act.
Apr 7, 2015 Press Release
The Rock Island Arsenal’s Humvee ambulance production line will be extended another two years as a result of $60 million which U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) added to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill, the two Members of Congress announced today during a visit to the Arsenal’s Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC).
Apr 3, 2015 Press Release
Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At End of June Helps Support Over 200,000 Jobs At No Expense To Taxpayers

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced her support for the Promoting U.S. Jobs through Exports Act, a long-term, seven year reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. If Congress fails to act, the Export-Import Bank’s charter is set to expire on June 30th, 2015, which could put a stop to the jobs and exports it helps support.  

Apr 3, 2015 Press Release
New Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Child & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced her support for a bipartisan effort to make child care more affordable for working families, the Child and Dependent Care FSA Enhancement Act. This bill would increase the amount of pre-tax money that a family can put into a flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for child care.

Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urged communities across her region of Illinois to apply for $500 million in federal grants available for transportation and infrastructure projects.

Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urged communities across her region of Illinois to apply for $500 million in federal grants available for transportation and infrastructure projects.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined with fellow downstate Illinois Representatives Rodney Davis (IL-13), John Shimkus (IL-15), Mike Bost (IL-12) and Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) and Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk in the introduction of the Fairness in Federal Disaster Declarations Act to reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster declaration process and bring fairness to our small communities in larger states like Illinois.
Mar 24, 2015 Press Release
As Urged By Bustos, VA Changes Calculation for Veterans Choice Program Eligibility
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) heeded her call to expand veterans’ access to healthcare by modifying the calculation used to determine whether a veteran is eligible to receive care at a non-VA medical facility through the Veterans Choice Program.

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