Open Letter: Speaker Ryan, you have the power to help end sexual harassment in the workplace

On February 27th, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos penned the following open letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for a vote on the bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017. The letter is also available at The Hill by clicking here.   Speaker Ryan, you have the power to help end sexual harassment in the workplace […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Denounces President Trump’s Budget as an Attack on Hardworking Families Across the Heartland

Trump once again turns his back on rural America in budget proposal Amongst the damaging low-lights: Trump Administration again proposes killing nearly 200 good-paying jobs by closing the Peoria Ag Lab, defunding Crop Insurance that farmers depend on, and eliminating the programs that are funding the Barber-Colman Redevelopment in Rockford and the Q Multimodal Station […]

Bustos & Gianforte Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Prevent the Government from Writing Checks to Dead People

Companion legislation to protect taxpayers from waste fraud and abuse introduced in the Senate as well Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) introduced the bipartisan Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act. The Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act would allow all federal agencies access to the Death […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on the State of the Union

“While I was pleased to hear President Trump offering to work across the aisle tonight, it doesn’t negate the fact that he’s pursued a highly partisan agenda in his first year rather than keeping his word to hardworking Americans across the Heartland. I hope that the President is sincere in his offer of a more […]