Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Donald Trump’s Family Separation Policy and Recent Executive Order

“I never thought I’d live to see the day when an American President would take thousands of children, including hundreds of toddlers, away from their parents and demand a $25 billion ransom to let them out of a cage. Washington Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to happen. “President Trump made a […]

Congresswoman Bustos Calls on President Trump to Stop Separating Children from their Parents at the Border

96% of constituent calls & emails on Trump’s family separation policy since Friday are against it– despite Trump winning IL-17 in 2016 Inhumane policy is causing “irreparable harm” to children Moline, IL- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s policy to separate children from their parents presenting themselves to […]

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, […]