Congresswoman Cheri Bustos votes for compromise bill to prevent a government shutdown

Bustos fought to include year round Pell grants, drinking water infrastructure investments, a requirement for the Department of Defense to only purchase flags made in America and continued support for the Rock Island Arsenal

WASHINGTON– Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted for the FY ’17 Omnibus bill to fund the federal government through September 2017. Once adopted by the Senate, this bipartisan compromise legislation will prevent a government shutdown and make meaningful investments to grow our economy, strengthen medical research programs and address the opioid epidemic that has hurt countless families across our nation. This bill also includes several provisions that Congresswoman Bustos has championed, including keeping the Rock Island Arsenal operating efficiently, making Pell Grants available to students year round, investing in drinking water infrastructure and requiring the Department of Defense to only be able to purchase flags that are made in America.

“This federal funding bill represents the kind of bipartisan compromise that we need more of in Washington,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “With the threat of a government shutdown looming, I am very pleased the House came together in a bipartisan manner pass long overdue funding the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017. I am also very pleased that we were able to include several of my top priorities such as helping hardworking students benefit from Pell grants year round, continuing our investments to make drinking water safe in all communities, keeping the Rock Island Arsenal strong and making sure the military is only able to purchase flags that are made in America. There most certainly will be fights ahead on things like the Trumpcare bill, but today’s compromise on funding the government is a step in the right direction for hardworking families across the heartland.”

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