WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., issued the following statement after being sworn in for a fifth term, as a member of the 117th Congress:
“This past year brought with it challenges that we never imagined we would face. But as we turned the corner on a New Year just days ago, today I am excited and humbled to turn a page in the House of Representatives as a new session of Congress is called to order.
“For the past four terms, it has been my honor to represent the hardworking families of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. From Rockford to the Quad-Cities to Peoria and every community in between, I have always been dedicated to bringing the spirit of hard work, bipartisanship and Midwestern common sense to Congress.
“As we head into this new Congress, my office is always open – even if it must remain so virtually – and my commitment to those I serve remains unwavering. I will listen first, lift up your voices and bring our shared fight for economic opportunity and a better future for all to everything I do.”