Congresswoman Bustos Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

Today, the House approved the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, sending the measure to the President’s desk Washington– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after the House passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Earlier this week, the bill also passed […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on the Trump Administration’s $12 Billion Agricultural Aid Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) responded to the Trump Administration’s $12 billion proposal for federal agricultural programs to deal with the ongoing damage from the President’s rapidly escalating trade war. Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee and the only Midwesterner in Democratic Elected House Leadership, issued the following statement: “Hardworking […]

Bustos Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Against Hardworking Families

The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of powerful special interests in Janus v. AFSCME undermines public sector unions Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME that undermines protections for 17.3 million public employees throughout the United States. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, who represents Illinois where this […]

Bustos Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal for 2019. The EPA’s announcement maintains current requirements for biofuels such as ethanol and slightly raises the levels for biodiesel. Unfortunately, it did absolutely nothing to close a glaring loophole that is undercutting biofuels and hurting American […]