Bustos Statement on State of the Union Address

Bustos was Joined by Tom Mueller, a Third-Generation Family Farmer from Edgington BUSTOS: “Farmers cannot ‘choose greatness’ when the president’s trade war is eliminating the very markets where they need to sell their goods.” WASHINGTON –  Today, after President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement: “I was […]

Bustos Announces State of the Union Guest

MUELLER: “The reckless trade policies coming from the White House seriously threaten the future of family farms like mine” MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced Tom Mueller as her guest to President Trump’s State of the Union Address on Feb. 5. Mueller, a family farmer from Edgington, Illinois, is seriously concerned about the […]

Bustos Helps Introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act – a commonsense bill to tackle the lingering challenges related to gender pay inequity. Across the country, the wage gap hurts the financial security of both women and their families – with women making an average of 80 cents for every dollar earned […]

Bustos Statement on Devastating Economic Impact of Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after a new report from the Congressional Budget Office showed that the government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, with $3 billion permanently lost: “Shutting down the government is a failed policy that not only hurts workers […]