Bustos Votes to Pass Reauthorization of Job-Creating Export-Import Bank

Washington, DC – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos cast her vote to pass a bipartisan reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank that expired on July 1st. Earlier this month, she signed a bipartisan discharge petition, the first one to be successful since 2002, to circumvent the Speaker and force today’s reauthorization vote. The bill was […]

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos Votes to Prevent Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos voted to prevent a government shutdown before tonight’s midnight deadline. For the past two weeks, Bustos led an effort with the backing of the majority of the Democratic Caucus that urged Speaker Boehner to keep the House in session every day rather than waiting until the last […]

Weekend Wrapup: Bustos makes Stops in Peoria and Rockford to Discuss the Potential Impact of a Government Shutdown

This past weekend, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) traveled to Peoria and Rockford to talk about the impact that a government shutdown would have on our local economy.   First, in Peoria on Saturday, Bustos met several local social service leaders including Angela Borden of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Becky Rossman of Neighborhood House, […]

Majority of Democratic Members of Congress Sign Bustos Letter Urging Speaker Boehner to Keep the House in Session Continually Until Shutdown is Averted

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that 125 Members of Congress have officially signed onto her letter to Speaker John Boehner urging him to keep the House in session every day until a deal is reached to prevent another government shutdown. Bustos first released her letter on Thursday of last week, but […]