Cheri on PBS’s To The Contrary

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos appeared on the PBS television series “To The Contrary” on in February 2013. On the program, Congresswoman Bustos discussed her background, family, priorities and what led her into public service. “To The Contrary” is “public television's successful all-female news analysis series, is celebrating its 20th season on air. The program was launched […]

Bustos talks jobs in Galesburg stop

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A Country That Works For Everyone

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In the Spotlight: As a member of Congress, looking out for farmers

By Congresswoman Cheri Bustos As a young girl growing up in central Illinois, few things made me happier than my family's regular trips to my grandparents' hog farm in Milford. I'd spend hours outside, playing with the baby pigs while taking in the sights, sounds, and yes, the smells. Ever since those days, I've had […]