Representatives Rush and Bustos Introduce Safe Drinking Water Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) and Cheri Bustos (D-17) introduced the Safe Drinking Water Act, a bill that would establish a $50 million grant program within EPA that would allow local education agencies and districts to replace lead service lines and lead solder used in school plumbing. This bill is a companion […]

Bustos Statement on Stopgap Budget

MOLINE, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement upon the approval of a stopgap budget by the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner: “For months, the people of Illinois have been pleading with Governor Rauner and the General Assembly to finally come together to pass a budget that funds our […]

Stories from the Sit-in: Former Journalist-turned-Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Interviewed Congresswoman Jackie Speier about Jonestown and the Lifelong Impact Gun Violence had on her

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the 26-hour sit-in protest on the Floor of the House last week, many stories were told about the importance of taking real action to reduce gun violence and the very real impact it has on survivors and their families. With the cameras turned off, former journalist-turned-Congresswoman Cheri Bustos used this opportunity […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on Historic 26 Hour Sit-In on the Floor of the House

WASHINGTON – Following the conclusion of the historic 26 hour sit in, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement: “While I am disappointed that Washington Republicans refused to even hold a vote to prevent terrorists from getting deadly weapons, this has been a historic event and the American people have been heard loud and clear. […]