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 […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos outlines the Federal Government Shutdown for Constituents of the 17th District

Bustos’ Illinois offices will extend hours to serve constituents  Bustos calls for all members of Congress to work every day to develop a bipartisan, long-term budget solution Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) outlined how the federal government shutdown would and would not impact families across the 17th Congressional District. When a federal shutdown occurs, […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announces she will vote against the fourth short-term budget extension

After voting three times in the last year to give Speaker Ryan more time to work on a long-term budget, Bustos says enough is enough Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she will vote against Speaker Ryan’s fourth short-term budget extension in a year. Bustos, who previously supported short-term extensions, decided that it’s […]