On Day of Action, Congresswoman Bustos Urges Families in the 17th District to Share Videos about how Gun Violence has affected their Lives or Communities using #17stories

Moline, IL – Today as Americans across our country mark a National Day of Action to reduce gun violence, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is asking her constituents to share their stories online using the hashtag #17Stories. As a former journalist, Bustos interviewed more than 70 members of Congress during last week’s sit-in protest to find out […]

Stories from the Sit-in: Former Journalist-turned-Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Interviewed Congresswoman Jackie Speier about Jonestown and the Lifelong Impact Gun Violence had on her

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the 26-hour sit-in protest on the Floor of the House last week, many stories were told about the importance of taking real action to reduce gun violence and the very real impact it has on survivors and their families. With the cameras turned off, former journalist-turned-Congresswoman Cheri Bustos used this opportunity […]

PHOTO: Bustos Welcomes Congressional Art Competition Winner from Mercer County to U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – Late yesterday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) welcomed Carlea Kiddoo of Mercer County High School to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Kiddoo’s painting, “Fluidity as One,” was the winner of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District’s 2016 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” Her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. […]

With Cameras Turned Off, Former Journalist Turned Congresswoman Bustos Snapchats Behind-the-Scenes Look at Democracy In Action

Bustos spoke on the Floor of the House at 6:45 am EST today Bustos has already interviewed over 70 Members of Congress on Her Snapchat account – you can watch by following RepCheri On Snapchat WASHINGTON – Over the last 24 hours, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) used her Snapchat account to give followers a behind-the-scenes […]