Democrats Look to Cheri Bustos to Map Path to Rural Votes

Originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. ROCKFORD, Ill.—Illinois Rep.  Cheri Bustos is the only member of Democratic Party leadership from the Midwest, and now she has a new job: tutoring her fellow House Democrats on talking to the rural voters that her party has lost to Republicans. As one of just 12 Democratic House lawmakers […]

ICYMI: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos on Hardball with Chris Matthews Monday Night

WASHINGTON – Last night on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, discussed the need for Democrats to focus on creating jobs and strengthening the economy in rural America and the industrial heartland. You can watch the full interview by clicking here.

Bustos Talks Trump Cuts, Limestone Building

Originally appeared in the Sauk Valley Gazette. ROCK FALLS – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, who is touring her district to illustrate how President Trump’s proposed budget, could hurt rural America, turned the spotlight on Rock Falls Wednesday. The 17th District Democrat toured the Limestone Building site with Mayor Bill Wescott to learn more about removing […]

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts health care town hall after repeal bill pulled

This article originally appeared in the Rockford Register-Star.  ROCKFORD — Alisha Levine was at the hospital Friday afternoon awaiting surgery related to a recent miscarriage when U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act had been pulled. The Rockford family’s medical issues don’t begin — nor will they […]