Bustos Hails Paycheck Fairness For Rock Island Arsenal Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that her effort to give hardworking wage-grade federal employees the same raise as salaried employees will be included in the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014.  The bill, expected to come to a vote today, would fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal […]

Durbin, Bustos: Robust Funding For Prison Activation In Omnibus Appropriations Bill Is Good News For Thomson

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced that the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014, which was filed in the House and Senate earlier today, includes funding for the activation of the Thomson correctional facility in Thomson, Illinois.  The bill, which reflects a budget agreement […]

Bustos “Incredibly Disappointed” With Denial Of Federal Public Assistance For Counties Hit By Tornadoes, Vows To Keep Fighting For Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement expressing disappointment that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Illinois’ request for Public Assistance to help nine Illinois counties, including Tazewell County, recover from the tornadoes that hit the state on November 17, 2013.  The State of Illinois plans to appeal […]

Bustos, Durbin Applaud New Task Force To Fight Violent Crime In Winnebago County

Following today’s announcement of the formation of the Winnebago County Violent Crime Task Force, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) commended local law enforcement leaders for coordinating their efforts to address violent crime in the Winnebago County area. The new partnership is an outgrowth of a meeting Durbin and Bustos […]