Bustos Statement on President Trump’s Budget

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget: “President Trump’s budget is just the latest example of this Administration turning its back on rural America, family farmers and the hardworking families President Trump promised to fight for when he […]

Congresswomen Bustos and Blunt Rochester Lead 22 Democrats in Effort to Protect Job-Creating Programs in Rural Communities and Small Towns from Trump Administration

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Testified on Wednesday that he’d maintain current oversight of the USDA’s $29 billion Rural Development Program and later claimed he had “misspoken” WASHINGTON – Today Congresswomen Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) led 22 additional Democrats in sending a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

DURBIN, BUSTOS ANNOUNCE ILLINOIS DEFENSE PRIORITIES INCLUDED IN OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL

CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) today announced that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 includes numerous defense priorities for the State of Illinois. “One reason I support this bill is because it includes a strong defense appropriation, which provides critical […]

VIDEO: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes Against Devastating Trumpcare bill

Bustos spoke on the floor of the House moments before the Trumpcare vote  WASHINGTON– Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted against the Washington Republicans’ Trumpcare bill which has been projected to kill nearly 2 million jobs, strip coverage from 24 million individuals, impose an age tax on older Americans and place nearly 700 rural hospitals at […]

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