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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Final Service Academy Nominations

January 19th, 2023
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Final Service Academy Nominations

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has nominated eight students from Northwest and Central Illinois for admission to United States Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2023. These are the final service academy nominations Bustos will make as a Member of Congress. Over the last decade, Congresswoman Bustos has had the honor of nominating 91 highly-qualified young people from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District for attendance at four service academies: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force... Read More

What Did Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Do With Her Final Vote?

January 4th, 2023
What Did Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Do With Her Final Vote?

What did Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) do with her final vote as a member of congress? She used it to help her constituents, delivering on a big bill to help out the Quad-Cities region. Bustos, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, cast her final vote as a Member of Congress to deliver more than $66 million for local projects in communities across Northwest and Central Illinois. In a major funding package for Fiscal Year 2023, Bustos built on her track record of delivering for the district by securing significant investments in health, workforce development, rural communities... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Archived Collection And Endowed Scholarship

January 3rd, 2023
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Archived Collection And Endowed Scholarship

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the collection of artifacts and papers from her years in office will be archived in a joint partnership with the nonpartisan Dirksen Congressional Center and Illinois College. Bustos is also establishing the Callahan-Bustos Family Endowed Scholarship Fund through a gift to the college, which will provide scholarship funding to students pursuing work for the public good. “As an alumna of Illinois College and longtime partner to the bipartisan Dirksen Congressional Center, I am proud that my work will benefit the students and scholars of both respected... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures More Than $66 Million for Local Community Projects

January 2nd, 2023
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures More Than $66 Million for Local Community Projects

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, cast her final vote as a Member of Congress to deliver more than $66 million for local projects in communities across Northwest and Central Illinois. In a major funding package for Fiscal Year 2023, Bustos built on her track record of delivering for the district by securing significant investments in health, workforce development, rural communities and more. The package also includes $44.9 billion in new military and humanitarian assistance to support the people of Ukraine, $40.6 billion to assist communities... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Applauds EPA Biofuel Blending Announcement

December 28th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Applauds EPA Biofuel Blending Announcement

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on the 2023, 2024, 2025 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “Today, President Biden came through for our family farmers, all while working to reduce high prices at the gas pump and support environmental efforts. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement will continue to expand the use of renewable fuels, lower everyday costs for families and drive economic growth for our rural communities. This is another step in the right direction... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Illinois Archived Collection And Endowed Scholarship

December 25th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Illinois Archived Collection And Endowed Scholarship

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the collection of artifacts and papers from her years in office will be archived in a joint partnership with the nonpartisan Dirksen Congressional Center and Illinois College. Bustos is also establishing the Callahan-Bustos Family Endowed Scholarship Fund through a gift to the college, which will provide scholarship funding to students pursuing work for the public good. “As an alumna of Illinois College and longtime partner to the bipartisan Dirksen Congressional Center, I am proud that my work will benefit the students and scholars of both respected... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Gives Final Speech on the House Floor 

December 15th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Gives Final Speech on the House Floor 

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave her final speech on the House Floor, reflecting on her decade serving Northwest and Central Illinois in Congress. In her remarks, the Congresswoman thanked the constituents of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District for putting their faith in her for the last 10 years. WATCH: Bustos Gives Final Speech on the House Floor WATCH: Bustos Gives Final Speech on the House Floor Congresswoman Bustos also took to the House Floor today to thank the members of her staff for their service over the years. A video of that speech can be found here. Remarks from Congresswoman... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Congratulates New House Leadership

December 12th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Congratulates New House Leadership

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement congratulating the new House Democrat Leadership for the 118th Congress. “Today represents a shift in America’s historic winds as House Democrats have elected a new top three to guide our caucus and our country. I want to congratulate my friends and colleagues, Hakeem Jeffries, Katherine Clark and Pete Aguilar, as they usher in the next era of political leadership. “It was Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said, ‘A new day is dawning,’ and I have no doubt that this leadership team is ready to meet the challenges this day will... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos-Backed Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment Passes House 

December 6th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos-Backed Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment Passes House 

This week, a bill backed by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) to combat sexual harassment and assault passed the U.S. House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support. Led by Congresswoman Lois Frankel and Congressman Ken Buck, he the Speak Out Act would void nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) for claims of sexual assault and harassment. WATCH: Bustos Speaks in Support of Speak Out Act The Senate voted to pass the Speak Out Act unanimously on September 29, 2022. The bill now heads to the White House for President Biden’s signature. “For way too long a sinister culture of silence has protected... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Majority Leader Hoyer’s Decision to Step Down

November 23rd, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Majority Leader Hoyer’s Decision to Step Down

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s announcement that he will not seek a leadership position in the 118th Congress. “In 1981 as a student at the University of Maryland, I volunteered on a campaign to elect a new Congressional candidate named Steny Hoyer. I joined hoping to get great experience, but I didn’t realize that I would leave with a lifelong mentor and friend. “A public servant who has always put the people first, Majority Leader Hoyer would later join me in many visits to Illinois. During every visit, he listened... Read More