Congresswoman Bustos statement on Uber exempting survivors of sexual harassment and assault from forced arbitration

Bustos’ bipartisan bill to end forced arbitration of sexual harassment and discrimination has earned the support of all 50 states’ Attorneys General, but Speaker Ryan refuses to allow a vote  Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, the sponsor of the bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Act, responded to Uber’s decision to end […]

DURBIN, DUCKWORTH, BUSTOS ANNOUNCE $1.9 MILLION IN DOT FUNDING FOR RIVER FERRYBOAT TERMINAL IN ROCK ISLAND

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL), announced today that Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District will receive $1,986,500 in grant funding for the construction of a new Channel Cat Passenger Ferryboat Terminal in Moline. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Passenger Ferryboat Discretionary Fund […]

Bustos & LaHood write USDA seeking to end functional Hiring Freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood worked across the aisle in 2017 and 2018 to protect the Ag Lab from closure under the President’s budget Peoria, IL – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky calling for an end to the hiring freeze […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on Washington Republicans partisan “Farm Bill”

The Farm Bill passed through the House Agriculture Committee today along a party-line vote. If this bill becomes law, it will harm small towns by slashing $500 million from rural development, cutting $800 million in conservation spending, stripping farmers of crop insurance choices and it’s projected to kick one million working poor off nutrition assistance. […]