Congresswoman Bustos applauds vote to keep Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee Open

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the 6-5 vote by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability to recommend keeping the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee open. With their formal recommendation, the decision now falls to Governor Rauner. If the Governor decides to close the Kewanee Center, it would cost nearly 200 hardworking […]

Bustos-Duckworth-Loebsack Rock Island Arsenal-Strengthening Provisions Included in New Defense Budget

WASHINGTON – The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House Armed Services Committee early this morning includes bipartisan provisions of the Army Arsenal Revitalization Act and the Make It At Home Act authored by Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02). The provisions of these bills […]

Bustos Urges Rauner to Release State Funding for Quad-Cities to Chicago Passenger Rail

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged Governor Bruce Rauner to release previously approved state funding to build a Quad-Cities to Chicago passenger rail line. Last May, Governor Rauner used an executive order to halt this funding and, with federal funding already secured, the Governor’s executive order has left a critical economic development project […]

DURBIN, BUSTOS: SENATE COMMITTEE PASSED BILL FULLY FUNDS THOMSON PRISON ACTIVATION FOR 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee – of which Durbin is a member – passed a bipartisan FY2017 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill that continues funding for the activation of the Thomson correctional facility in Thomson, Illinois.  The legislation […]