Bustos Helps Introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act – a commonsense bill to tackle the lingering challenges related to gender pay inequity. Across the country, the wage gap hurts the financial security of both women and their families – with women making an average of 80 cents for every dollar earned […]

Bustos Statement on Devastating Economic Impact of Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after a new report from the Congressional Budget Office showed that the government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, with $3 billion permanently lost: “Shutting down the government is a failed policy that not only hurts workers […]

Bustos Statement on Short Term Deal to End Government Shutdown

Bustos Voted 11 Times to End the Shutdown and Reopen the Government MOLINE – Today, following the announcement of a compromise to temporarily end the government shutdown, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement: “The constant threats of government shutdowns must end. This is no way to govern and the American people are sick […]

Bustos Again Votes for Legislation to Open the Government, Fund Department of Homeland Security

  VIDEO: Bustos Held Press Conference with Mayors to Discuss Impact of Shutdown on Local Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) once again voted to reopen the federal government. The legislation voted on today contains funding to reopen the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and provide back pay to staff […]