Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Washington Republicans so-called “Balanced Budget Amendment”

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) voted against the Republicans’ so-called “Balanced Budget Amendment.” While the title of this sounds like a great idea, if the amendment had passed, it would have require massive cuts to Social Security and Medicare to offset the Republican’s recently passed tax law. Recently, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on Speaker Ryan Jamming through a 2,232 page, must-pass spending bill to prevent another shutdown

Omnibus includes language to fund the Peoria Ag Lab, Rock Island Arsenal and other key priorities across Illinois WASHINGTON– Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted for the FY ’18 Omnibus bill to fund the federal government through September 2018. Like most spending bills, there are some portions that Bustos supports and others she opposes – but, […]

Open Letter: Speaker Ryan, you have the power to help end sexual harassment in the workplace

On February 27th, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos penned the following open letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for a vote on the bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017. The letter is also available at The Hill by clicking here.   Speaker Ryan, you have the power to help end sexual harassment in the workplace […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Denounces President Trump’s Budget as an Attack on Hardworking Families Across the Heartland

Trump once again turns his back on rural America in budget proposal Amongst the damaging low-lights: Trump Administration again proposes killing nearly 200 good-paying jobs by closing the Peoria Ag Lab, defunding Crop Insurance that farmers depend on, and eliminating the programs that are funding the Barber-Colman Redevelopment in Rockford and the Q Multimodal Station […]

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