With their Deadline Up, Congresswoman Bustos Takes out the Red Pen to Demand Secretaries Nielsen and Azar Come Clean about How Many Tax Dollars They’re Spending on Trump’s Child Separation Policy

Bustos-led letter signed by more than 100 House Democrats gave the Departments of Homeland Security and Health & Human Services until Tuesday to Inform Congress of the Cost to Taxpayers for their Inhumane Policy Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) took out her red pen and updated a letter she had previously sent […]

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 […]