Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos thanked working families from across the 17th Congressional District for being a part of her most productive district work period to date. In all, Rep. Bustos held over 40 official events, meetings and job fairs during the August Congressional recess which ran from July 31 – September 7th.
“Over the last month, we’ve had our most productive District work period to date, and I want to extend my thanks to the Illinoisans who made it so,” said Rep. Cheri Bustos. “Whether it was the hundreds of workers and employers who attended our job fair in Moline, the dozens of Veterans and Veterans Service Organizations who participated in our Veterans resource fair or the local farmers, business owners and energy producers I met on our rural renewable energy tour, their participation and input made this most recent District Work Period truly invaluable. I’m excited by the work we’re doing together to strengthen our local economy and build a better future for our region of Illinois.”
Highlights from the district work period include:
- On August 21st, Rep. Bustos held a successful career fair in Rock Island that connected more than 200 job seekers with more than 50 local employers with open positions. Providing working men and women with better opportunities through face to face meetings with local job creators remains one of Rep. Bustos’ top priorities. Bustos has previously held other career fairs in Peoria and Rockford as well as the Quad-Cities.
- On August 27th, Rep. Bustos held a Veterans Resource Fair in Moline which connected more than 50 local veterans with 22 local organizations that serve our veteran communities. As a strong supporter of our brave men and women who have worn the uniform, Rep. Bustos is committed to helping Veterans access the healthcare and benefits they have deserved and earned and successfully transition their skills from the military to good middle-class jobs.
- Throughout the month District Work Period, Rep. Bustos also launched her rural renewable energy tour to learn more about the training and work being done across our communities to produce clean energy and make America energy independent. Her tour included stops at Bishop Hill Wind Energy Project in Henry County, Spoon River Solar Farm in Astoria, Acciona’s EcoGrove Wind Farm in Lena and a discussion of the Wind Turbine Technician Program at Highland Community College in Freeport.