Bustos Statement on Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement in marking Equal Pay Day: “In the year 2016, it’s inexcusable that women still earn less than men doing the exact same job,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Even though women are graduating college at higher rates than men and making up nearly half of the workforce, […]

BUSTOS, DURBIN ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCKFORD AIRPORT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $6,698,797 in federal funding that will go toward infrastructure improvements and upgrades at Chicago Rockford International Airport. The grant will be used to build a terminal building expansion that will help travelers move more efficiently through the gate holding area. This […]

Bustos Supports Bipartisan Plan To Ease Sequestration, Protect Jobs & Economy, Avoid Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after voting for the bipartisan budget proposal that eases sequestration and avoids another politically induced, unnecessary government shutdown: “As someone who has long advocated for a bipartisan budget that reduces the deficit in a balanced way while protecting the economy and the middle […]