ICYMI: Bustos, House Democrats Take Action to Bring Down the Cost of Health Care and Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it last week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and House Democrats passed major legislation to bring down the cost of health care and prescription drugs. H.R. 987 – the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act – would enable more affordable generic prescription drugs to get to the market sooner, […]

Bustos: Secretary Carson’s Actions Reinforce Need for Better Accountability Laws

Bustos Introduced Legislation to Crack Down on Wasteful Cabinet Spending Earlier This Year WASHINGTON – A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showed that Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson broke the law when he neglected to report an order for a more than $30,000 dining set and $8,000 dishwasher for his […]

Rockford Register Star: Rockford airport to add 500 jobs

By: Isaac Guerrero ROCKFORD — A $9 million federal grant will pay for expanded parking for cargo jets at Chicago Rockford International Airport, where the nation’s 22nd-busiest airfreight hub will soon add 500 jobs. The grant, announced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Cheri Bustos, comes from the U.S. Department […]

Bustos Applauds House Passage of the Equality Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after H.R. 5, the Equality Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today, I was proud to vote in favor of the Equality Act – along with our entire Democratic Caucus – because we must eradicate discrimination of all kinds. Nobody should be fired […]