Congresswoman Bustos Applauds the House Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

The bill includes amendments to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal through creation of a new center of excellence for advanced manufacturing and address STEM jobs gap WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. This bill authorizes $639.1 billion in discretionary base budget authority for […]

VIDEO: Congresswoman Bustos Testifies on Her Legislation to Support the Spouses of our Fallen Heroes

Washington- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) testified on her bipartisan Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act at the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Bustos introduced bipartisan legislation earlier this week with Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)  that would allow surviving military spouses to break their leases without penalty in the aftermath of losing their spouse […]

Congresswoman Bustos’ Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Workplace Arbitration Contracts

Supreme Court sides with big business by upholding employment contracts that rob workers of their right to hold employer accountable in court. WASHINGTON – Following the Supreme Court ruling on workplace arbitration contracts, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement. The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 to uphold employment contracts that not only force […]