Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Opening Statement at Transportation Committee Markup Session for Six-Year Highway Bill

Washington, DC – This morning, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement at the opening of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s markup session for H.R. 3763, the Surface Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015. — Good morning. I want to thank all of my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, for coming together […]

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 […]