Bustos Statement on Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement in marking Equal Pay Day: “In the year 2016, it’s inexcusable that women still earn less than men doing the exact same job,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Even though women are graduating college at higher rates than men and making up nearly half of the workforce, […]

Bustos Urges Governor Rauner to Solve Higher Education, Budget Crisis

WASHINGTON – Last night, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and several members of Illinois’ Congressional Delegation expressed disappointment and extreme concern over the impact of Governor Rauner’s budget standoff on college students and higher education in Illinois. In February, Governor Rauner vetoed a higher education bill that would have freed up state funds for higher education […]

Bustos Announces Online Voting has begun in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Winner from one of our local high schools will receive two round-trip air tickets to see their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Voting open until April 15th at www.bustos.house.gov/art-competition WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that online voting has begun in Illinois’ 17th District’s annual Congressional Art Competition. The […]

Bustos & Durbin Discuss Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen, Revitalize the Rock Island Arsenal

ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference outside of the Rock Island Arsenal to discuss Bustos’ recently introduced, bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA), which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Rock Island Arsenal. Senator Durbin […]