Durbin, Bustos Announce New Guidance From Army To Improve Rock Island Arsenal Competitiveness

ROCK ISLAND – U.S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) today announced new guidance from the Army that will help manufacturing at the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) remain competitive with the private sector and maintain a reliable workload. The new guidance will ensure that RIA is given fair consideration for every Army […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Washington Republicans so-called “Balanced Budget Amendment”

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) voted against the Republicans’ so-called “Balanced Budget Amendment.” While the title of this sounds like a great idea, if the amendment had passed, it would have require massive cuts to Social Security and Medicare to offset the Republican’s recently passed tax law. Recently, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office […]

Reps. Bustos & Carter introduce legislation to increase access to opioid addiction treatment in rural America

Bipartisan bill improves access to treatment via telemedicine   Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) introduced legislation to increase access to treatment for those suffering from opioid and other addictions. Currently, federal law prohibits a medical practitioner from dispensing controlled substances through the internet without first evaluating […]

Congresswoman Bustos’ Statement on the Retirement of Speaker Ryan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), issued the following statement on the retirement of Speaker Paul Ryan. “I wish Speaker Ryan well, but I really wish I could offer congratulations to him on a job well done. However, on his watch the deficit exploded to more than $1 trillion, endangering Social Security and Medicare. He […]