U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts health care town hall after repeal bill pulled

This article originally appeared in the Rockford Register-Star.  ROCKFORD — Alisha Levine was at the hospital Friday afternoon awaiting surgery related to a recent miscarriage when U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act had been pulled. The Rockford family’s medical issues don’t begin — nor will they […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement after Washington Republicans Cancel their TrumpCare Vote

WASHINGTON – Today, after Washington Republicans canceled their long promised and delayed TrumpCare vote, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement: “The defeat of TrumpCare is a major victory for our children, our seniors and hardworking families across our nation,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “More than 97 percent of the individuals who contacted my office […]

Bustos Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Pell Grants for Students

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Dave Loebsack (IA-2)  introduced the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act, a bipartisan bill that will allow students to use their Pell Grant awards year-round. Joining Reps. Bustos and Loebsack to introduce this bipartisan legislation are Republican Representatives Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26). […]

Bustos Statement on Passage of Defense Appropriations Bill to Strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal

WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted in favor and lauded the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, which contains important funding to keep the Rock Island Arsenal operating and help it succeed. “Working across the aisle to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal is one of my top priorities […]