Cheri Bustos

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Illinois Democrats are working hard to promote awareness of the Republican presidential nominee.

    

Donald Trump polls far behind Hillary Clinton in Illinois.

Many local Republicans are keeping their distance, but Democrats want to push them back together.

At a Democratic meeting today in Springfield, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos linked Trump’s rhetoric with that of Governor Bruce Rauner.

Credit Jared Smith/U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos Staff

U.S. House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor yesterday. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, was among several Illinois representatives sitting on the chamber floor in front of the Speaker’s empty podium.

Their protest comes two days after four pieces of gun control legislation were blocked Monday in the U.S. Senate. Bustos called the proposals “common sense” measures that are long overdue.

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Anywhere you go in America, you are never far from railroad tracks. Someone has to maintain all of those tracks. And someone has to build the machines to do it. That’s why the owners of a Rockford company want Congress to know railway maintenance is a five-billion dollar industry that deserves support.  

U.S. Reps. Bustos & Davis Voice Hopes For More Illinois-Cuba Trade

Oct 16, 2015
Office of Rep. Rodney Davis

Two U. S. House members from Illinois are praising the possibilities of future trade with Cuba after returning from an agricultural trade trip to the island nation.

Rodney Davis, 13th District Republican from Taylorville, says the trip boosted his hopes for opening an office in Cuba for the Illinois Cuba Working Group, which organized the trade mission. Chicago food exporter Paul Johnson launched the Working Group to expedite trade between Cuba and Illinois’ agricultural sector.

N. IL Lawmakers React To Boehner Exit

Sep 25, 2015

Overwhelming support has emerged in response to House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement to resign next month. Boehner believes stepping down will prevent further disarray among the House Republicans.

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) envisioned a productive ending for Boehner’s last month as Speaker.

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