Bustos Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Conference Agreement

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after the House passed a bipartisan House-Senate compromise funding bill: “Today’s bipartisan agreement achieves two important goals – it keeps our government open and takes critical, effective steps to secure our borders. While the bill isn’t perfect, both sides had to meet in the middle […]

After Delay from Administration, Bustos Demands Back Pay for Workers Impacted by Shutdown

In Letter to Office of Personnel Management, Bustos Demands Answers and Action for Federal Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown WASHINGTON – Today, in a letter to the Office of Personnel Management, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) demanded back pay for some workers who still have not received their paychecks due to the previous government shutdown. Congresswoman Bustos […]

Bustos Helps Pass Legislation to End Shutdown, Fund Effective Border Security Measures to Keep Communities Safe

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) again helped pass legislation to end the shutdown and keep communities safe with effective border security measures. The legislation is a package of six appropriations bills resulting from a House-Senate compromise agreed upon last year. It also includes language ensuring federal employees who are working without pay or […]

Bustos Helps Pass Legislation to Open the Government, Marking Eighth Vote to End the Shutdown and Fund Key Agencies

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass legislation to provide assistance to victims of natural disasters by authorizing $12.14 billion in emergency spending to rebuild roads and bridges, provide urgent healthcare needs and bring local economies back to life. In another attempt to end the shutdown, this bill also provides a stop-gap funding […]