Bustos, Graves Introduce Bipartisan FLIGHT Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) introduced the bipartisan Forward Looking Investment in General Aviation, Hangars and Tarmacs (FLIGHT) Act. A companion bill was also introduced in the U.S. Senate last week by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.). The FLIGHT Act will give General Aviation (GA) airports more […]

Democrats Look to Cheri Bustos to Map Path to Rural Votes

Originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. ROCKFORD, Ill.—Illinois Rep.  Cheri Bustos is the only member of Democratic Party leadership from the Midwest, and now she has a new job: tutoring her fellow House Democrats on talking to the rural voters that her party has lost to Republicans. As one of just 12 Democratic House lawmakers […]

Bustos Statement on the Passage of the “Wrong CHOICE Act”

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after House Republicans passed legislation to undo critical protections designed to prevent another financial crisis. “Washington Republicans just voted to bring us back to the days of too-big-to-fail when reckless behavior on Wall Street created a financial crisis that drained the savings of millions […]

Bustos Fights to Protect Small Airports, Rural Infrastructure at FAA Reauthorization Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) questioned Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao about the Trump Administration’s plan to fundamentally upend the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As a member of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, she specifically zeroed in on how President Trump’s plan to privatize the U.S. Air Traffic Control System could have […]