Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on Speaker Ryan Jamming through a 2,232 page, must-pass spending bill to prevent another shutdown

Omnibus includes language to fund the Peoria Ag Lab, Rock Island Arsenal and other key priorities across Illinois WASHINGTON– Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted for the FY ’18 Omnibus bill to fund the federal government through September 2018. Like most spending bills, there are some portions that Bustos supports and others she opposes – but, […]

Bustos, Lahood advocate for Peoria Ag Lab funding

WASHINGTON- Today, Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Representative Darin LaHood (1L-18) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting full funding for the Peoria Agriculture Research Lab in their markup of the forthcoming agriculture appropriations bill. Representatives Bustos and LaHood sent a similar letter to the committee last year, and were able to successfully […]

ICYMI: Congresswoman Bustos continues urging the business community to “lean in” and support bipartisan efforts to end workplace sexual harassment

Washington – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was featured in Huffington Post’s article, “Facebook Defends Its Use of Secret Courts to Handle Sexual Harassment Cases.” Congresswoman Bustos calls on the business community, including Facebook, to lean in and support bipartisan efforts to end workplace sexual harassment. The article is available online in Huffington Post by clicking here. […]

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

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—Last night, Congresswoman Bustos’ bill to rename the Fairview Post Office the “Sergeant Douglas J. Riney Post Office” after Fairview’s own […]