Bustos Passes Amendment in Transportation Committee to Give Veterans Hiring Preference

WASHINGTON – Today, at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced and passed an amendment to ensure that veterans receive hiring preference for work on airport improvement projects.   “I was proud to have broad bipartisan support for my amendment today, and […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Hosts Successful Third Annual Economic Summit

Rep. Bustos encourages manufacturers to host a student or recent graduate as an apprentice or intern in 2016 to retain talented young people in our region.   ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos hosted the Third Annual Economic Summit at Augustana College, building upon roundtables she hosted earlier this year with manufacturers in […]

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. […]

Reps. Bustos, Kind Include Rail Safety Funding in Year End Budget

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that their request for increased funding for rail safety was included in the year end spending bill. The bill is expected to come to the House floor for a vote on Friday.   “I fought to increase funding for emergency response […]