Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Continues Push To Prevent Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling July 1st

Bustos Signs “Discharge Petition” To Force Leadership To Bring Up Her Bill To Keep Stafford Student Loans From Doubling In Matter Of Weeks Action Comes After Bustos’ Week-Long Community College Tour Of Illinois’ 17th District & College Affordability Roundtable In Quad Cities WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her push to prevent […]

Keeping College Affordable For Illinois Families

By Congresswoman Cheri Bustos As the mother to three sons, I know firsthand just how important a quality and affordable education is to ensuring the success of the next generation.  Like parents across Illinois, my husband and I worked hard to provide for our children so they could have access to a higher education, find […]

Bustos, Loebsack Introduce New Legislation To Give More Flexibility To Students Receiving Pell Grants

Bill Would Give Students More Flexibility In Choosing Classes & Let Them Enter Workforce Faster Watch Video Of Bustos’ One Minute Floor Speech Introducing Bill HERE; More Information On Loebsack’s Original Legislation HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) introduced new legislation to give more flexibility to students […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces 2013 Congressional Art Competition Winner & Runners-Up

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced the 17th Congressional District winner and runners-up for the annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” The first place winner is Madison Thompson from Spoon River Valley High School who will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for the next year.  The four runners-up are Shyanne […]