Bustos Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on U.S. airstrikes in Syria: “Like all Americans, I was horrified and outraged by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of poisonous gas against his own people, including innocent women and children. This is just the latest war crime committed by Assad over the course of […]

Bustos Pushes for Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day

Women in Illinois’ 17th District Make Only 72 Cents to a Man’s Dollar WASHINGTON – Today, on Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued pushing for the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would take real action to close the wage gap that too many women face in the workplace. “Equal pay for equal work […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on President Trump Signing Measure to Undermine Internet Privacy

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos denounced President Trump’s late night decision to sign into law S.J. Res. 34, a Republican led measure that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell the internet search history and online activity of their customers to the highest bidder. “We are more than 70 days into the Trump administration […]

DURBIN, BUSTOS, MCKINLEY PRESS ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS TO FULLY EXEMPT BUREAU OF PRISONS FROM HIRING FREEZE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and David McKinley (R-WV) today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to immediately and fully exempt the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from the federal hiring freeze ordered by President Donald Trump on January 23, 2017.  In a bipartisan letter to Attorney […]