Bustos Recognizes Anniversary of Clay Hunt SAV Act, Votes to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Programs for Female Veterans

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) recognized the anniversary of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act. Earlier this week, she also voted in favor of the Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, an addition to current efforts which aims to identify mental health and suicide prevention programs that are the most […]

Bustos Recognizes Ongoing Struggle for Equal Pay on Seventh Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Act Fair Pay Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven years ago today, President Obama signed his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This important legislation took several steps to help close the pay gap that exists between men and women in the workplace. While there has been incremental progress on the national level, where women now […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos to Host Rockford’s Gary Halbach at President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she will be hosting Mr. Gary Halbach, the President and CEO of the Rockford area non-profit Remedies Renewing Lives, at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. Every year, Remedies provides support for about 1,500 victims of domestic violence and 1,800 people for opioid treatment, primarily for […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Bill to Fund Federal Government and Invest in Illinois

Washington, D.C.  – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos joined a bipartisan majority in voting for the federal Omnibus funding bill. This legislation, which funds the Federal Government through September 2016, makes significant investments in workforce training, Head Start, community health centers, infrastructure, national security, veterans and Justice Department programs to combat the scourge of heroin addiction. […]