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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Bill

June 27th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Bill

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a commonsense proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe and reduce the threat of gun violence across our country. The bill passed the Senate this week with support from Democrats and Republicans. Following passage in the House today, the bill heads to President Biden’s desk. “For too long, mass shootings and rampant gun violence have taken the lives of our children, families and neighbors – and our nation has failed to come together for meaningful action,” said Congresswoman Bustos.... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

June 24th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the longstanding Roe v. Wade precedent: “As a mother, a grandmother and a Catholic, I am gutted by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Make no mistake – this ruling will cost lives and livelihoods, and its impact will be felt for generations to come.  “The U.S. Supreme Court does not belong in our doctors’ offices, and this attack on personal freedom is a radical departure from what has been accepted as the ‘law of the land’ for half a century.  “In... Read More

Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

June 20th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion and Economic Justice Act – a comprehensive legislative package promoting racial and economic justice in employment, income, wealth, housing and access to credit. “A person’s race should never put the American Dream at further reach. But despite the progress we’ve made, our nation continues to face significant racial disparities in every part of our society,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “We must ensure that every American has access to opportunities to get ahead and stay ahead. That’s why... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Make Critical Investments in Nation’s Water Infrastructure

June 19th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Make Critical Investments in Nation’s Water Infrastructure

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act, legislation that will authorize crucial investments in America’s ports, inland waterways, flood management systems, ecosystems and other water resources infrastructure. “Inland waterways like the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers are critical to delivering tons of goods to market each year – and they’re essential to bringing goods from our family farmers to the global market,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today’s bipartisan vote on the Water Resources Development Act is a critical step in... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Ocean Shipping Reform Act

June 15th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, a bipartisan bill to crack down on high fees being imposed by international ocean shipping companies. The legislation will address supply chain issues and rising costs facing consumers while ensuring that American farmers can get their products to the global market. “As we work to fight inflation, fixing our supply chains and cracking down on corporate greed are key,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, the House passed a bipartisan bill to bring accountability to giant ocean shipping companies to stop their price... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Prevent Gun Violence by Expanding Red Flag Laws

June 13th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Prevent Gun Violence by Expanding Red Flag Laws

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the bipartisan Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to empower communities to prevent gun violence before it occurs. This legislation empowers family members and law enforcement to seek a federal court order to temporarily remove access to guns from those who pose a danger to themselves or others, while incentivizing states to adopt their own “red flag laws.” “Cracking down on the rampant gun violence taking lives across our country means keeping guns away from those who pose a threat to themselves or others,” said Congresswoman Bustos.... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Urges Department of Commerce to Prioritize Rural America with Supply Chain and Innovation Investments

June 10th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Urges Department of Commerce to Prioritize Rural America with Supply Chain and Innovation Investments

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Rural Reinvestment Task Force Co-Chairs Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Cindy Axne (IA-03), wrote to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo urging the Department to ensure rural America is a top priority when distributing funds and resources made available in the bipartisan innovation legislation. New Dems are continuing to push for swift action on a final bipartisan innovation bill that will strengthen supply chains, spur innovation, invest in research and strengthen American leadership.  Bustos and her colleagues will continue working to ensure this legislation... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Snow Removal Equipment at Quad Cities International Airport

June 9th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Snow Removal Equipment at Quad Cities International Airport

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Quad Cities International Airport will receive more than $1.2 million in funding through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. The funding will be used to replace several existing large surface brooms. “In Northwest and Central Illinois, snow removal is essential to the safety and efficiency of our airports,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, I’m thrilled to announce that more than $1.2 million in federal funding will be coming to the Quad Cities... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Highlights Nearly $48 Million in Biofuel Producers Relief

June 7th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Highlights Nearly $48 Million in Biofuel Producers Relief

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) highlighted that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded nearly $48 million in relief grants that will benefit producers in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Oregon. The grants, awarded through USDA Rural Development’s Biofuel Producer’s Relief Program, will be used to help biofuel producers recover from unexpected market losses suffered as a result of COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic hit nearly every sector of our economy – including our biofuel producers in Northwest and Central Illinois,” said Congresswoman Bustos.... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Advances Legislation Against Inflation, Promoting Competition and Ensuring Supply Chain Resiliency

June 1st, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Advances Legislation Against Inflation, Promoting Competition and Ensuring Supply Chain Resiliency

Today, during a House Agriculture Committee markup, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped advance six bipartisan bills to combat inflation, promote competition and shore up ag supply chains. Among the legislation passed was the Strengthening the Agriculture and Food Supply Chain Act, cosponsored by Bustos to create a dedicated task force focused on resolving issues in the food supply chain that are increasing prices for consumers. “As consumers struggle with rising food prices, it’s essential that we address the issues in our supply chains that are driving up costs,” said Congresswoman... Read More