Congressional proposal requires uniform disciplinary process in sexual assault cases

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is co-sponsoring legislation that aims to make the university experience safer. The 17th District Congresswoman is one of about 20 representatives introducing the House version of the Campus Safety and Accountability act.  The measure focuses on protecting students and standardizing practices regarding sexual assault on college campuses. The bill seeks to hold […]

Cheri Bustos talks jobs, transportation during tour stops in central Illinois

On a tour of central Illinois on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos endorsed the idea of agencies partnering to meet the transportation needs of Fulton County residents. The East Moline Democrat is running for the 17th Congressional District against challenger Bobby Schilling, R-Rock Island. Her stop in Canton was her third in her daylong “Cheri […]

Party Lines Fall By Wayside For Bipartisan College Rape Bills

A flurry of legislation filed this week aiming to address college sexual assault suggests Republican lawmakers have ignored conservative pundits’ insistence there is no campus rape epidemic. A day after Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) unveiled their anticipated campus rape package, a House companion version was submitted Thursday afternoon with as many […]