Durbin, Bustos Ask President To Include Additional Funding For Thomson In His 2015 Budget

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today sent a letter to President Obama asking him to include the necessary funding for the second year of activation of the Thomson Correction Center in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget request which will be released on Tuesday. “We write […]

Bustos Calls For Minimum Wage Increase To Help Working Families & Level The Playing Field For Illinois Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called for an increase in the minimum wage to help put more money into the pockets of Illinois working families and to help level the playing field for Illinois small businesses.  In Illinois alone, over 1.1 million people, or 20% of the workforce, could benefit from an […]

Bustos Applauds Announcement Of New Job-Creating Illinois-Based Manufacturing Innovation Institute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined President Obama, other members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, and other leaders from across Illinois at the White House to formally announce a first-of-its-kind national Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute (or Digital Lab) organized by the Department of Defense (DoD) that will be based […]

Durbin & Bustos: $320 Million Public-Private Partnership Brings Future Of American Manufacturing Competitiveness To Illinois

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) said that the $70 million grant awarded to UI Labs will bring the future of American manufacturing to Illinois. With today’s announcement, Illinois will host a new national Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (or Digital Lab) organized by the Department of Defense that […]