Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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MOLINE, IL - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day:

May 24, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would provide dedicated funding for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to help communities replace lead service lines

WASHINGTON - Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos participated in a press conference to introduce the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability (WATER) Act of 2016.

May 19, 2016 Press Release
Bustos Denounces Republican Majority for Using Military Funding Bill to Advance Discriminatory Social Agenda

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill authorizes roughly $543 billion in base budget authority and $59 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund, equaling a total of $602 billion in discretionary funds.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule for 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards:

May 18, 2016 Press Release
Bustos urged the City to apply for low interest federally funded loans last month and worked with City officials and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that up to $4 million will be forgivable

City of Galesburg working on finalizing their application for funding through Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

May 16, 2016 Press Release
Follow Congresswoman Bustos on Snapchat by adding the username RepCheri or by Scanning her Snapcode Below

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday at 4:00 PM CST, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) will give her constituents a behind-the-scenes tour of the United States Capitol via Snapchat. Congresswoman Bustos will begin the tour in her Washington, D.C.

May 12, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation Heads to the Senate as Part of a Package of Bills to Address Nationwide Heroin Epidemic

WASHINGTON - Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that her bipartisan bill, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act (H.R. 4978), passed the House of Representatives with unanimous support.

May 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voiced extreme disappointment with Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to close the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee and eliminate the nearly 200 jobs at the facility.

May 6, 2016 Press Release
Bustos Previously Brought Treasury's Special Master for Central States Pension Fund to Peoria to hear from Teamsters who could have seen their benefits cut by up to 70 percent

MOLINE, IL - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos applauded news that the U.S. Treasury Department formally rejected the Central States Pension plan which would have made drastic cuts to the retirement benefits of more than 270,000 workers and retirees, including more than 29,000 in Illinois.

May 3, 2016 Press Release
Bustos wrote Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability urging them to keep the facility open and protect nearly 200 jobs

MOLINE - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the 6-5 vote by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability to recommend keeping the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee open. With their formal recommendation, the decision now falls to Governor Rauner.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced the winner and runners-up of the Congressional Art Competition in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. On Saturday in Pekin, Congresswoman Bustos held the inaugural Art Competition Showcase, which allowed students to display their artwork in a gallery setting.

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