Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Calls On Budget Conference Committee To Protect Social Security & Medicare

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she called on the Budget Conference Committee to protect Social Security and Medicare in the event that a budget deal is reached next month.  In a letter Bustos sent to the co-chairs of the House and Senate Budget Conference Committee  – Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Paul Ryan […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Calls On President Obama To Provide Federal Relief For Counties Impacted By Tornadoes

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined with the rest of the Illinois Congressional Delegation in calling on President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for the State of Illinois and to provide relief to the fifteen counties, including Tazewell County, affected by recent severe storms and tornadoes.  A Presidential disaster declaration would allow cities […]

Quad-City Times: Meeting Focuses on Workforce

Acknowledging Illinois’ high jobless rate, Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., led an economic development forum Friday that highlighted the importance of enhancing area workforces, building infrastructure and improving access to capital. The two-hour forum at Augustana College in Rock Island brought together economic development, government and education professionals and wrapped up a series of regional meetings the […]

Bustos Bill Targets Benefits Paid to Deceased

 A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, would introduce measures to stop federal benefits from being paid to the deceased. The Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act has attracted 50 cosponsors and would give federal agencies access to the Death Master File database maintained by the Social Security Administration. According to Rep. […]