House Passes National Defense Bill that Congresswoman Bustos helped negotiate

Bustos served on the Conference Committee that pounded out the final version of this year’s defense bill Bustos included several of her key priorities in this year’s defense bill to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal, provide our troops with the tools they need to succeed and ensure a bright future for Illinois’ aerospace and logistics […]

Congresswomen Bustos, Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Bipartisan Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act. This bill would establish a competitive grant program, run by the Department of Education, for colleges and universities to expand study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.  It is named after the late […]

Bustos Statement on Illinois Economic Development Opportunities in Cuba

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) made the following statement regarding continued economic development in Cuba: “My two visits to Cuba have shown me firsthand how our farmers and manufacturers will directly benefit from new trade partnerships and a better relationship with the country,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “We still have work to do to […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on H.R. 3922

“It’s appalling that just one day after introducing a bill that would raise the debt by trillions of dollars by giving windfall tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy, Washington Republicans are pitting health care for seniors against health care for children. More than a month ago, I called out Republicans for allowing this funding to expire […]