Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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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.

Apr 29, 2016 Press Release
With two out of every three new jobs created by small businesses, Bustos spoke about her job-creating legislation on the floor of the House this morning

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Boosting America’s Exports (BAE) Act, which will strengthen the economy and create good-paying American jobs by assisting small and medium sized businesses to help them increase their exports.

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
FY2017 National Defense Authorization Passes House Armed Services Committee with Bustos-Duckworth-Loebsack language to support jobs at Rock Island Arsenal

WASHINGTON – The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House Armed Services Committee early this morning includes bipartisan provisions of the Army Arsenal Revitalization Act and the Make It At Home Act authored by Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02).

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan Bustos bill was introduced last week and moves toward full House consideration

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that her bipartisan bill to improve care for children born with opioid addiction has passed out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Bustos' bill, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act (H.R. 4978), now moves toward full consideration by the House.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
Bustos is hosting an open-house art gallery for students who submitted their artwork to the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Illinois’ 17th District.

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited the public to attend the 2016 Congressional Art Competition Showcase on Saturday in Pekin, Illinois. This open-house, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Speakeasy Art Center, allows community members to view several of this year’s submissions in an art-gallery setting.

Apr 26, 2016 Press Release
Bustos Requested U.S. EPA examine the situation in Galesburg on April 14th

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos received a copy of a letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency that recommended several of the proposed actions which the City of Galesburg is now considering following last night’s City Council meeting.

Apr 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged Governor Bruce Rauner to release previously approved state funding to build a Quad-Cities to Chicago passenger rail line.

Apr 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged Governor Bruce Rauner to release previously approved state funding to build a Quad-Cities to Chicago passenger rail line.

Apr 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) tentative approval of Norwegian Air International's application to operate in the United States.

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