Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes To Send Bipartisan, Five-Year Farm Bill To House Floor

Bill Contains Bustos-Sponsored Amendment That Would Aid Improvements To River Transportation Infrastructure, Flood Prevention, & Drought Relief, Including Aging Locks & Dams On Mississippi & Illinois Rivers Five-Year Farm Bill Will Also Provide A Stable & Strong Crop Insurance Program, Create Jobs & Encourage Veterans To Farm WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a […]

Durbin, Kirk, Bustos & Davis Announce Senate Approval Of Their Bipartisan Legislation To Promote Public-Private Partnerships To Repair Locks & Dams

Legislation, included as part of the Senate Water Resources Development Act, would help clear $60 billion backlog in Army Corps projects [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) today announced that their bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve the […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Commemorates Peace Officers Memorial Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day, which takes place on May 15th and recognizes local, state and federal law enforcement officials.  Bustos’ husband, Gerry, is the Under-Sheriff of Rock Island County and Commander of the Quad-Cities Bomb Squad. “Starting out my journalism career covering […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Opposes “Short-Sighted” DOD Decision To Go Ahead With Plan To Furlough Employees

Bustos Has Always Been Against The Across-The-Board Budget Cuts Known As Sequestration & Has Repeatedly Called On Congress To Work Together To Take Sequestration Off The Table    Bustos Also Called On Secretary Hagel To Avoid Making Civilian Furloughs This Year & Voted To Give DOD The Needed Flexibility To Reduce Spending Without Resorting To […]