Bustos Helps Pass Legislation to Open the Government, Marking Eighth Vote to End the Shutdown and Fund Key Agencies

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass legislation to provide assistance to victims of natural disasters by authorizing $12.14 billion in emergency spending to rebuild roads and bridges, provide urgent healthcare needs and bring local economies back to life. In another attempt to end the shutdown, this bill also provides a stop-gap funding […]

STATEMENT: Washington Republicans Reject Bill to Open Government, End Shutdown

BUSTOS: “This shutdown might be a stubborn game of chicken for the White House, but hardworking families across our region know that this is no way to govern” WASHINGTON – Today, House Republicans rejected legislation to end the shutdown and fund the government until Feb. 1 – which would give the president and Congressional leaders […]

Bustos Votes to Get Year-Round E-15 Sales Back on Track, Fund EPA Closed by Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass another standalone appropriations bill to fully fund the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fiscal year 2019. This bill will help provide much needed relief to farmers across Illinois’ 17th District already hit by the President’s trade war by resuming the EPA’s approval process […]

Bustos Votes to Ensure Infrastructure Safety and Protect Illinois Homebuyers and Renters by re-opening Key Agencies

WASHINGTON– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass legislation to fund the Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and related agencies for fiscal year 2019, ensuring the 220,000 families living in HUD supported housing do not face eviction. “Every day this shutdown continues, the safety and well-being of Illinois families is put […]