Bustos Calls for Action to End Sexual Assault and Rape in Extended Floor Remarks

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was joined by Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-2) and Katherine Clark (MA-5) to speak about the epidemic of campus sexual assault and rape. Studies have shown that one out of five women on college campuses experiences sexual assault however this ongoing epidemic has largely been unaddressed by Congress. […]

Bustos Statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule for 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards: “If we’re ever going to break our addiction to foreign fossil fuels and become energy independent, we need to invest in American potential such as Illinois’ biofuel industry,” Congresswoman […]

Bustos’ Legislation to Protect Infants from Opioid Exposure Passes Out of Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that her bipartisan bill to improve care for children born with opioid addiction has passed out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Bustos’ bill, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act (H.R. 4978), now moves toward full consideration by the House. “As a mother, I […]

Bustos Urges Rauner to Release State Funding for Quad-Cities to Chicago Passenger Rail

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged Governor Bruce Rauner to release previously approved state funding to build a Quad-Cities to Chicago passenger rail line. Last May, Governor Rauner used an executive order to halt this funding and, with federal funding already secured, the Governor’s executive order has left a critical economic development project […]

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