Durbin, Bustos, Schakowsky to Travel to Cuba with President Obama

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky will travel to Cuba on Sunday with President Obama. Obama will be only the second sitting U.S. President to visit Cuba after Calvin Coolidge’s visit in 1928. “By establishing new trade partnerships in Cuba, we have a real […]

Bustos Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen, Revitalize the Rock Island Arsenal

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA), which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Rock Island Arsenal. Joining Congresswoman Bustos are Representatives Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Paul Tonko (NY-20), both of whom represent districts with manufacturing arsenals. Representatives Dave […]

Bustos Begins Accepting Submissions for 2016 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited high school students from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Congresswoman Bustos will be accepting submissions through the deadline, which is March 31, 2016. There is a limit of one entry per student. “There are so many […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds Passage of FEMA Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos offered the following statement upon the bipartisan passage of H.R. 1471, the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act: “Far too often, we’ve seen smaller communities in Illinois face discrimination under FEMA’s disaster declaration process,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “That’s why I fought for reform that will help level the playing field […]