Bustos Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited high school students from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Congresswoman Bustos will begin accepting entries on March 1, 2016, with a deadline for submissions on March 31, 2016. There is a limit of one entry per […]

Bustos Recognizes Anniversary of Clay Hunt SAV Act, Votes to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Programs for Female Veterans

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) recognized the anniversary of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act. Earlier this week, she also voted in favor of the Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, an addition to current efforts which aims to identify mental health and suicide prevention programs that are the most […]

Bustos Passes Amendment in Transportation Committee to Give Veterans Hiring Preference

WASHINGTON – Today, at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced and passed an amendment to ensure that veterans receive hiring preference for work on airport improvement projects.   “I was proud to have broad bipartisan support for my amendment today, and […]

Bustos Announces Legislation to Create Regional Manufacturing Hubs, Invest in Manufacturing Jobs

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers announcing legislation to boost Illinois manufacturing, along with Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Tim Ryan (D-OH), John Katko (R-NY), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX).   In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, Peoria is one of the 24 American cities […]