Originally appeared in Roll Call. House Democrats on Monday chose who will fill out the additional leadership posts created by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in an effort to overhaul how the caucus conducts its business. The Democrats re-elected Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Lujan’s position had […]
Originally appeared in the Rockford Register Star. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, was not only re-elected Nov. 8 in a 20 percentage point landslide, she’s poised to get a promotion into the ranks of Democratic Party leadership in the House of Representatives. “I’ve been nominated to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee,” Bustos told […]
This article originally appeared in the Quad-City Times. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a large defense policy bill Friday that includes some provisions for the Rock Island Arsenal. House approval came on a 375-34 vote. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 authorizes $618 billion in programs. The Senate is expected to vote on […]
Originally appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition. Listen here. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Cheri Bustos, who Pelosi invited to join the Democratic leadership.