Bustos Calls for Action for Families in Galesburg with Lead Contaminated Water

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) wrote an op-ed in the Galesburg Register-Mail and gave a speech on the Floor of the House urging action to achieve a long-term solution to the problem of elevated lead levels in Galesburg’s water. On Friday, Bustos met with Galesburg City officials and the Knox County Health Department […]

Bustos Urges Governor Rauner to Solve Higher Education, Budget Crisis

WASHINGTON – Last night, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and several members of Illinois’ Congressional Delegation expressed disappointment and extreme concern over the impact of Governor Rauner’s budget standoff on college students and higher education in Illinois. In February, Governor Rauner vetoed a higher education bill that would have freed up state funds for higher education […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds Passage of Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke on the House Floor in support of S. 614, the Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act, which passed the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. In May, Rep. Bustos introduced this bill with Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), which is designed to save taxpayer dollars utilizing 21st century […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes to Enhance Refugee Screening Process

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted in favor of H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015.   “With its deadly attacks in Paris, ISIS already has proven its capacity and determination to kill everyday people. We have an obligation to do everything in our power to protect the American people. That includes […]

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