Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes to Reauthorize & Strenghen the Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Originally passed 19 years ago, VAWA gave law enforcement officials and communities the resources they need to help prevent domestic abuse and keep women and families safe.  Since VAWA was passed in 1994, there has been […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Again Calls for House to Stay in Session Until Sequester is Avoided

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) again called on Speaker John Boehner to keep the House in session until a deal is reached to avoid sequestration.  With the House set to recess today for the weekend, Bustos warned that the imminent across-the-board cuts, which are set to kick-in tomorrow, would have a negative […]

Video: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Gives Floor Speech on Serious Impact of Sequestration in Illinois

Bustos: Sequestration Is “Budgetary Insanity” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave a one minute floor speech about the serious impact sequestration could have on her region of Illinois, why she’s been opposed to sequestration from the beginning, and why Congress needs to come together to find a common sense solution to avert […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Calls on IOC to Reinstate Wrestling as an Olympic Sport

Bustos Also Congratulates Dakota High School For Winning Illinois State Wrestling Tournament & Mercer County For Finishing In Second Place WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reinstate wrestling as a Summer Olympic sport. Bustos signed onto a bipartisan Resolution (H.Res. 71) first introduced by Rep. […]