House Democrats Round out Leadership Posts

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 Luj├ín of New Mexico to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Lujan’s position had […]

Chuck Sweeny: Cheri Bustos may get House leadership post

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 […]

House passes defense bill with Arsenal provisions

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 […]