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 […]

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, […]