Hear from the Heartland: Congresswoman Bustos hears from Amber Faivre about how Washington Republicans are risking her health and financial wellbeing

“If I lose my insurance, and this isn’t fixed, I’m just terrified to see what possibly could happen.”  WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, released her fifth “Hear from the Heartland” video to share how Trumpcare could hurt people in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. In the […]

New Democrat Coalition Sends Letter in Support of Apprenticeships to President Trump

Washington, DC – This week, 48 Members of the New Democrat Coalition sent a letter to President Trump calling for a robust commitment to apprenticeship programs. The letter, led by Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01), outlines the importance of apprenticeships and urges the administration to […]

Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act

In addition to supporting Rockford’s defense industry and Peoria’s Air National Guard Base, Bustos successfully included two amendments to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal through improved leasing and workload requirements WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. This bill authorizes $621.5 billion in discretionary base budget authority, […]

Bustos, LaHood Successfully Advocate for Peoria Agriculture Lab Appropriations Funding

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced that the House Appropriations Committee included funding for the Peoria Agriculture Research Lab in their markup of the agriculture appropriations bill. Representatives Bustos and LaHood previously sent a letter urging the Appropriations Committee Chairman and Ranking Member to maintain federal funding for Peoria’s […]