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. […]

Congresswoman Bustos Thanks Constituents For Her Most Productive District Work Period Yet

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos thanked working families from across the 17th Congressional District for being a part of her most productive district work period to date. In all, Rep. Bustos held over 40 official events, meetings and job fairs during the August Congressional recess which ran from July 31 – September 7th. […]

Bustos Calls On Congress to Close Wage Gap on 52nd Anniversary of Equal Pay Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the 52nd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy signing the Equal Pay Act into law, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on Congress to act to close the still persistent wage gap between men and women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act. “Equal pay is not simply a women’s issue, it […]

Bustos Recognizes 50th Anniversary Of Head Start, Importance Of Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of Head Start: “For 50 years, Head Start has helped millions of children and families get a jumpstart on a quality education and allowed our young people to develop the skills they need to excel,” said […]