Cheri Bustos

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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
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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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Two members of Illinois's congressional delegation want the state to release millions of dollars to complete improvements at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport.

Senator Dick Durbin and 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, both Democrats, are urging Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to allow the state to send the money for the renovation project. They've sent a letter to the governor asking him to release more than $16 million for midfield improvements at the airport south of Rockford.

LaHood Sworn Into Congress; Bustos Approves

Sep 18, 2015

Republican Darin LaHood was sworn into Congress Thursday…and a Democratic lawmaker says she’s ready to work with him.

LaHood last week won a special election to fill the vacant seat in Illinois’s 18th District.

Cheri Bustos, who represents the neighboring 17th District, says she’s well-acquainted with LaHood.

Kinzinger And Bustos Discuss Plane Crash Probe

Jul 24, 2014

A northern Illinois Congressman wants the international community to freeze the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Those comments come from 16th District Republican Adam Kinzinger.

Illinois Reps. React To SOTU

Jan 29, 2014

U.S. House members from across northern Illinois offered plenty of reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Illinois Reps. Support Federal Spending Bill

Jan 16, 2014

The budget bill that cleared the U.S. House Wednesday received widespread support from Illinois' Congressional delegation.

Congress members – like most of the world -- appear to be taking a “wait and see” stance on Syria. 

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