USDA Adopts Bustos’ Bipartisan Strategy to Combat Opioids Addiction in Rural America

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Senator Donnelly (D-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation in July of 2017 to help rural communities combat the opioid epidemic EAST MOLINE– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will give funding priority in two key grant programs to help combat the opioid epidemic in […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on Speaker Ryan Jamming through a 2,232 page, must-pass spending bill to prevent another shutdown

Omnibus includes language to fund the Peoria Ag Lab, Rock Island Arsenal and other key priorities across Illinois WASHINGTON– Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted for the FY ’18 Omnibus bill to fund the federal government through September 2018. Like most spending bills, there are some portions that Bustos supports and others she opposes – but, […]

Open Letter: Speaker Ryan, you have the power to help end sexual harassment in the workplace

On February 27th, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos penned the following open letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for a vote on the bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017. The letter is also available at The Hill by clicking here.   Speaker Ryan, you have the power to help end sexual harassment in the workplace […]

All 56 State Attorneys General Call for passage of Bustos-led bill to root out workplace sexual harassment

In December, Bustos, Gillibrand, Graham and bipartisan leaders in Congress introduced legislation to allow survivors of workplace sexual harassment to take their cases to court rather than being bound by mandatory forced arbitration Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) highlighted a letter that was signed by all 56 Attorneys General from all 50 states, territories […]