Congresswoman Bustos’ Bill to Rename the Fairview Post Office in Honor of Sgt. Douglas Riney Passes in the House

Sgt. Riney died defending our freedom in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 19, 2016 leaving behind his wife Kylie, his two children, James and Elea, and a community that will never forget his sacrifice WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of her bill to […]

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 […]