Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Highlights How President Trump’s Budget Hurts Rural America

Bustos: “This budget proves President Trump is breaking his promise to the hardworking men and women of America’s heartland” WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and member of the House Agriculture Committee, highlighted the many ways President Trump’s budget will damage the economy and hurt hardworking families […]

Bustos Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Pell Grants for Students

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act, a bipartisan bill that will allow students to use their Pell Grant awards year-round. Joining Congresswoman Bustos to introduce this bipartisan legislation are Republican Representatives Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26). Congresswoman Bustos has long been pushing […]

Bustos Statement on Passage of Defense Appropriations Bill to Strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal

WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted in favor and lauded the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, which contains important funding to keep the Rock Island Arsenal operating and help it succeed. “Working across the aisle to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal is one of my top priorities […]

Bustos Statement on Developments at Caterpillar

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement after federal law enforcement officers searched Caterpillar’s offices in Peoria: “I’m troubled by the events at Caterpillar today, but I am pleased to see they are cooperating with federal authorities. My first concern is for the thousands of hardworking men and women at Caterpillar who, […]