Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and a bipartisan coalition of House Members led by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney announced they will soon introduce the House version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), which takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions and establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices.
Feb 25, 2015 Press Release
Bill Would Give Students More Choices & Spur Entrance into the Workforce
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congressman Ron Kind continued their effort to give more flexibility to students receiving Pell Grants by introducing the Access to Education and Training Act to allow Pell Grant recipients to take advantage of the grants year-round.
Feb 19, 2015 Press Release
Critical Frontline Security Personnel Would Be Furloughed Or Forced To Work Without Pay Under Shutdown
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos called on Congressional leaders to end the threat of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown at the end of the month.
Feb 12, 2015 Press Release
Bustos Introduces The All-American Flag Act To Ensure The Federal Government Purchases Flags Made In America
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her push to ensure the federal government purchases only U.S. flags made from 100 percent American-made materials by introducing the bipartisan All-American Flag Act.
Feb 11, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos invited the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert McDonald to Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to update local veterans on the VA’s efforts to reduce the backlog of compensation and disability claims and improve the healthcare they have earned and deserve.
Feb 4, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, announced her support for bipartisan legislation that would reward hunters from across the country who donate wild game to food banks that help feed the hungry.
Feb 3, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos met with Major General Kevin O’Connell, the Commander of Army Sustainment Command and the Rock Island Arsenal, to discuss their shared goal of strengthening the region’s economy, bolstering our nation’s military readiness and easing the harmful impact of sequestration.
Feb 3, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act Passes Senate After Passing House Last Month
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos applauded the Senate’s passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act, an effort to end the epidemic of Veteran suicide that passed the House last month and is now on its way to the President’s desk for his signature.
Feb 2, 2015 Press Release
Last Month, Bustos Urged President Obama To Reject “Chained CPI” In His Budget Proposal
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement applauding President Obama’s decision to not include Social Security benefit cuts in his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposal.
Jan 30, 2015 Press Release
Subcommittee Assignments Will Allow Bustos to Continue Advocacy for Critical Transportation Priorities
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she has been named to the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and the Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Jan 29, 2015 Press Release
Women In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District Make 73 Cents On The Dollar Compared To Men Doing Same Work
Today, on the 6th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help close the still persistent wage gap between men and women.