WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), today applauded new U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) initiatives designed to help avoid traffic accidents and save the lives of first responders rushing to aid in emergencies. The new initiatives closely mirror legislation Bustos, Durbin and Duckworth […]

Bustos Praises U.S. Senate’s passage of USMCA

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) praised the U.S. Senate’s passage of the historic United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). “House Democrats delivered the strongest trade deal possible for Illinois farmers and workers, and I am glad to see the Senate take this next critical step. While no agreement is ever perfect, we worked across […]

Bustos Votes to Block DeVos and Dept. of Education’s Harmful Borrower Defense Rule

Rule Denies Debt Relief for Defrauded Student Borrowers Washington – Today, Congresswoman Bustos cast her vote to support H.J. Res 76, a joint resolution that would block a harmful U.S. Department of Education (Department) rule that denies debt relief to defrauded borrowers, leaving hundreds of thousands of students in the lurch. “At a time when […]

Bustos Helps Pass Bill to Restore Protections Against Age Discrimination

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the bipartisan, bicameral Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA) to strengthen older Americans’ workplace rights and restore their ability to fight back against age discrimination. The bill would give all victims of workplace discrimination their fair day in court. “All employees deserve a safe work […]