Bustos, Durbin, Quigley Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Bring Live Audio to the Courtroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Chief Justice John Roberts urging the Supreme Court to allow live audio in the chamber in light of the historic nature of the upcoming rulings on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act. […]

Bustos, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Effort To Cut Government Waste

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined with Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) to introduce the Government Transformation Act, a new bipartisan effort to cut duplicative services and root out waste in government while protecting middle class priorities.  “Every year, think tanks, auditors, investigators and even Uncle Sam’s own Government Accountability Office crank out […]

Bustos Continues Voting Rights Push In Advance Of Selma March Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” Selma voting rights march this weekend, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today continued her ongoing efforts to strengthen voter protections by backing the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act. This bill would restore critical voting protections and safeguard Americans’ most basic and fundamental right […]

Bustos Calls On Congressional Leaders To End Threat Of Homeland Security Shutdown By Passing Clean Funding Bill

  Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congressional leaders to end the threat of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown at the end of the month. If a DHS shutdown were to occur, around 30,000 employees would be impacted by furloughs, including federal emergency response workers, and thousands of TSA security screeners and […]