Bustos Helps Pass Legislation to Fund Department of Agriculture and Critical Programs for Farmers and Families in Illinois’ 17th District

Bustos Continues Tirelessly Working to End Government Shutdown WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass legislation to fund critical programs for Illinois farmers and families at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The appropriations bill, which just passed the House and now heads to the Senate, would also re-open the U.S. Food and […]

Bustos to Serve on House Appropriations Committee in 116th Congress

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was appointed by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve as a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee for the 116th Congress. This appointment is expected to be finalized by the House Democratic Caucus next week. As a former investigative journalist who most recently served on the House Agriculture and […]

Bustos Helps Pass Legislation to Protect Health Care for Illinoisans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass legislation that would further protect health care for Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions. Having spent a decade working in health care administration, Congresswoman Bustos knows we must work together to bring down the cost of care while maintaining the critical patient protections Illinoisans rely on. “The American people […]

Bustos Votes To Ensure Illinois Families Receive Tax Refunds Without Delay and to Reopen Treasury, Key Agencies

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass legislation to fund the Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for fiscal year 2019, mitigating the financial burdens on Illinois families caused by President Trump’s government shutdown. “Illinois families sent me to Washington to fight for them, and it is my job […]