Bustos Statement on Passage of Defense Appropriations Bill to Strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal

WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted in favor and lauded the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, which contains important funding to keep the Rock Island Arsenal operating and help it succeed. “Working across the aisle to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal is one of my top priorities […]

Bustos Statement on the Passing of Former House Leader Bob Michel

PEORIA – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement upon the passing of former U.S. House Minority Leader Bob Michel: “Whether it was his courageous service in World War II, his work to strengthen Illinois or his bipartisan approach to leadership in Congress, Bob Michel was one of Peoria’s best. Bob Michel proved […]

Bustos, Jones Introduce Bipartisan “Buy America” Legislation to Create Jobs, Improve Infrastructure

Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure that Iron and Steel Used for Water Infrastructure Projects is Made in America WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-03) introduced the bipartisan Buy America for Drinking Water Extension Act. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Bustos has consistently advocated […]

Durbin, Duckworth and Bustos Announce $1.3 Million in Federal Funding for Project NOW’s Head Start Program

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced $1,334,110 in federal funding for Project NOW, Inc.’s Head Start program. Established in the late-1960s, Project NOW is a Community Action Agency that serves low-income families in the Quad-City area and strives to help them achieve economic security […]