Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Governor Rauner’s Decision to Eliminate nearly 200 Jobs in Henry County by Closing the Kewanee Youth Center

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voiced extreme disappointment with Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to close the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee and eliminate the nearly 200 jobs at the facility. “Governor Rauner’s decision to ignore the recommendation of a bipartisan commission of experts and eliminate 200 jobs in Henry County is devastating for […]

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 […]