Working Together To Put Working Families First
When I was elected to Congress, I made a commitment to put working families ahead of partisan politics – and that’s exactly what I’ve done. Good ideas can come from both sides of the aisle and if a bill makes sense for our community, then I’ll fight for it. It’s this approach that led me to work with a Republican member of Congress to get two of my bills passed in this session of the House.
The Improper Payments Coordination Act will save taxpayer dollars by utilizing 21st century data analytics to eliminate improper payments and rein in waste and fraud across federal agencies. I worked with another Republican member of Congress to pass the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act to ensure that hospitals and health care providers are sharing best practices to provide the best medical care possible for babies born addicted to heroin or other opioids. I’m also a proud member of the Bipartisan Working Group which meets regularly to discuss the issues of the day and figure out how Republicans and Democrats can come together on policies to grow our economy and create more good-paying American jobs. More on Bipartisanship
February 7, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Republican Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced they will sit together during President Obama’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, February 12th. Bustos and Joyce released the following statement: “In the spirit of bipartisanship and working together, we look forward to attending President Obama’s State of […]