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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Hosts Farm Bill Roundtable

August 18th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Hosts Farm Bill Roundtable

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) is attending Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair and will host a Farm Bill roundtable with State Senator Patrick Joyce. The lawmakers will be joined by stakeholders from across the agricultural industry to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill and the priorities of Illinois family farmers.  Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Hosts Farm Bill Roundtable with State Sen. Patrick Joyce

August 15th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Hosts Farm Bill Roundtable with State Sen. Patrick Joyce

Tomorrow, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) will attend Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair and host a Farm Bill roundtable with State Senator Patrick Joyce. The lawmakers will be joined by stakeholders from across the agricultural industry to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill and the priorities of Illinois family farmers. Members of the media are invited to attend the roundtable. Congresswoman Bustos will also be available throughout the day to discuss the state of agriculture in Illinois and her priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill. To coordinate an interview, please email philip.shelly@mail.house.gov. Farm... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Inflation Reduction Act

August 14th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Inflation Reduction Act

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, a transformative legislative package to lower families’ health care, prescription drug and energy costs; all while reducing the national debt by $300 billion to ease inflation. Having passed the Senate last week, the bill now heads to the White House for President Biden’s signature.   “For years, the high costs of health care and prescription drugs have been holding back working families. Inflation related to the pandemic and war in Ukraine has only made things more challenging,” said Congresswoman Bustos.... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Applauds Signing of Bipartisan Toxic Exposure Legislation

August 11th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Applauds Signing of Bipartisan Toxic Exposure Legislation

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded President Joe Biden for signing into law historic, bipartisan legislation to expand access to care for veterans exposed to toxic substances in the line of duty. The life-saving Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act extends critical VA benefits to as many as 3.5 million veterans across the country and will recognize toxic exposures as a cost of war that must be covered by VA care. President Biden called for passage of the bill during his State of the Union address earlier this year. “America... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Applauds Signing of Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act

August 10th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Applauds Signing of Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded President Joe Biden for signing into law a historic, bipartisan bill to address inflation, strengthen Illinois families’ financial future, boost America’s research advantage and safeguard our economic and national security for generations to come. The CHIPS and Science Act will deliver a powerful investment in America’s global competitiveness – creating jobs, slashing everyday expenses, ending dependence on foreign manufacturers and turbocharging American innovation. “For too long, American consumers have felt the cost of our nation’s reliance... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes for CHIPS and Science Act to Lower Families’ Costs

August 3rd, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes for CHIPS and Science Act to Lower Families’ Costs

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass historic, bipartisan legislation to address inflation, strengthen Illinois families’ financial future, boost America’s research advantage and safeguard our economic and national security for generations to come. The CHIPS and Science Act will deliver a powerful investment in America’s global competitiveness – creating jobs, slashing kitchen table costs, ending dependence on foreign manufacturers and turbocharging American innovation. Previously passed by the Senate, this legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “As... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act

July 30th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act – legislation to invest in wildfire prevention, response and resiliency efforts for communities impacted by drought. The bill also includes a provision supported by Congresswoman Bustos to increase pay for federal structural firefighters – including those at the Rock Island Arsenal. “As extreme weather events become increasingly common, we continue to see the heartbreaking impacts of wildfires on American families,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “I was proud to help pass comprehensive legislation... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos’ Priorities Pass House in Six-Bill Appropriations Package

July 25th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos' Priorities Pass House in Six-Bill Appropriations Package

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped pass an Appropriations legislative package for Fiscal Year 2023. Congresswoman Bustos secured local wins in each of the six bills: Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services, General Government; Interior-Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Transportation-HUD. The package included eleven of Congresswoman Bustos’ Community Project Funding requests. This package now heads to the Senate. “During my final year serving Northwest and... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Protect Right to Contraception

July 23rd, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Protect Right to Contraception

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Right to Contraception Act – legislation to protect access to birth control in the wake of the Supreme Court’s assault on reproductive rights. The legislation would guarantee the right to obtain and use birth control as established in Griswold v. Connecticut,  including oral contraception, emergency contraception and IUDs. The bill would also grant the Attorney General the ability to take civil action against any state or government official that implements or enforces legislation preventing access to these contraceptives. “There is nothing... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Federal Law

July 20th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Federal Law

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act – legislation to enshrine marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples into federal law. The bill would also formally repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and provide additional legal protections for marriage equality. Despite national support for marriage equality reaching record high levels, 157 House Republicans voted against the measure. “In our country, freedom is sacred. And that includes the freedom to marry the person you love,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “While the vast majority... Read More