Bustos Statement on President’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Trump Administration released its budget for Fiscal Year 2020: “In the Heartland, we pride ourselves on living within our means, rewarding the dignity of hard work and lending a helping hand to our neighbors in need. […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on House Passage of Opioid Package

Bustos included key provisions to increase access for treatment in rural communities and protect children born with opioid dependence WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement regarding the passage of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act in the House, a bipartisan package of legislation designed to address the opioid epidemic that […]

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, […]

Bustos & Gianforte Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Prevent the Government from Writing Checks to Dead People

Companion legislation to protect taxpayers from waste fraud and abuse introduced in the Senate as well Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) introduced the bipartisan Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act. The Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act would allow all federal agencies access to the Death […]