Bustos: Secretary Carson’s Actions Reinforce Need for Better Accountability Laws

Bustos Introduced Legislation to Crack Down on Wasteful Cabinet Spending Earlier This Year WASHINGTON – A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showed that Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson broke the law when he neglected to report an order for a more than $30,000 dining set and $8,000 dishwasher for his […]

Bustos & Gianforte Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Protect Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals Act. This legislation would allow all federal agencies access to the Death Master File, which is maintained by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and contains the most complete information on individuals who are reported […]

Bustos on MSNBC: House Democrats Pass “Momentous” Legislation, Deliver on Key Promise For the People

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke on MSNBC before she helped pass the For the People Act out of the House of Representatives. Congresswoman Bustos was an original cosponsor and helped introduce the legislation earlier this year – which includes major reforms to clean up corruption in Washington, hold politicians accountable with higher […]

VIDEO: Bustos Helps Pass For the People Act to Clean Up Corruption in Washington

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, which she helped introduce earlier this year. This legislation would take transformative steps to clean up corruption in Washington and make Congress more accountable to the people – strengthening ethics laws, ending the dominance of big […]