Bustos Applauds House Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the House passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act which, as an original co-sponsor, she helped introduce earlier this year. This would help close the wage gap and boost the financial security of both women and their families. When Illinois women only make an average of 80 cents for every […]

Bustos Statement on Devastating Economic Impact of Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after a new report from the Congressional Budget Office showed that the government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, with $3 billion permanently lost: “Shutting down the government is a failed policy that not only hurts workers […]

Bustos Votes To Ensure Illinois Families Receive Tax Refunds Without Delay and to Reopen Treasury, Key Agencies

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass legislation to fund the Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for fiscal year 2019, mitigating the financial burdens on Illinois families caused by President Trump’s government shutdown. “Illinois families sent me to Washington to fight for them, and it is my job […]

VIDEO: Congresswoman Bustos Highlights how the GOP Farm Bill Does Nothing to Address the damage of the Trump Trade War on Farmers

WASHINGTON– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) took to the House Floor in support of modifying the Farm Bill to protect farmers who are being hurt by the Trump Administration’s reckless and impulsive trade war. At a time when our farmers are facing a downturn in the agricultural economy and tightening market conditions, this partisan Farm Bill fails […]