GAO to Evaluate Effectiveness of “Move Over” Laws to Protect First Responders Following Push from Bustos, Duckworth, Durbin & Fischer

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — In response to a request from U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17), the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced they will conduct a new study to review the effectiveness of our country’s “Move Over” laws, which are designed to protect first […]


LISTEN: Bustos Discusses Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, founded the Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus. Joining her to lead the bipartisan caucus is Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15). The caucus will work with stakeholders to organize quarterly educational briefings to help Members of […]

Bustos, LaHood Lead Call for Maintenance of Waterways Following Flooding

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) led a letter with lawmakers from the Illinois and Iowa Congressional Delegations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division in support of emergency dredging funding requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. The funding would be used […]

Bustos Helps Pass Raise the Wage Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Raise the Wage Act. This legislation would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025 and give more than 33 million hardworking Americans a raise. Additionally, this bill would lift 1.3 million Americans out of poverty, including 600,000 children. “All across our […]