Bustos http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schilling, Bustos set to battle again for Congressional seat http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schilling-bustos-set-battle-again-congressional-seat <div>The second battle for Congress between republican Bobby Schilling and democrat Cheri Bustos is officially underway. Sunday in the Quad Cities, Schilling launched his campaign to win back Illinois' 17th District seat.</div><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Herb Trix 20271 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schilling, Bustos set to battle again for Congressional seat Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-weighs-healthcare-glitches <p></p><div>President Barack Obama Monday said there was ‘no sugarcoating’ the online computer bugs following the launch of his health care law. &nbsp;Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says more time is needed before fixing the glitches that people encounter during the enrollment process:</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:44:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13736 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-federal-shutdown-unfair <p></p><div>&nbsp;17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says the federal shutdown is unfair. &nbsp;Over the weekend, the U-S House passed legislation to pay federal workers retro-actively. Bustos says that at least gives them some peace of mind. &nbsp;She blames republicans and House Speaker John Boehner for the problem. She says he should allow members to vote on funding the government and negotiate later.</div><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:27:18 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13052 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’ Congressional pay questions during government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressional-pay-questions-during-government-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A couple of Central Illinois Congressmen says they&rsquo;re voluntarily going without pay during the government shutdown. 13th District Republican Rodney Davis says he will forgo pay until the shutdown is resolved. &nbsp;18th District Republican Aaron Schock&rsquo;s office says he will also reject pay as long as the shutdown continues.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:58:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12778 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressional pay questions during government shutdown Federal funding announced for Peoria Police, economic development http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funding-announced-peoria-police-economic-development <p></p><div>The City of Peoria is getting federal funding to recruit or re-hire six police officers. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the $750,000 in funding. It&rsquo;s part of the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:46:25 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12602 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funding announced for Peoria Police, economic development Bustos warns against federal sequester during Head Start visit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-warns-against-federal-sequester-during-head-start-visit <p></p><div>Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says more cuts to child care services are likely coming if federal sequestration remains next year. Bustos made those comments visiting Webster Head Start in Peoria. The federal sequester this spring cut $400 Million dollars from the national Head-Start program. Bustos says the financial impact will continue past October first:</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:11:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12421 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos warns against federal sequester during Head Start visit Federal funding coming to Peoria International airport http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funding-coming-peoria-international-airport <p>Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos have announced federal funding for repair projects at the Peoria International Airport. &nbsp;The $1.4 million in funding is through the Department of Transportation. &nbsp;It will help repair the apron near Byerly Aviation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 03:00:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11513 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funding coming to Peoria International airport Durbin, Bustos push measure to fund waterway projects http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-bustos-push-measure-fund-waterway-projects <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos toured the Peoria Lock and Dam system Thursday. &nbsp;They renewed their push to pass legislation in the House that would help generate more money for lock and dam improvements. &nbsp;Durbin urged the House to pass the Water Resources Development Act, which the Senate already approved. &nbsp;He says the measure would allow private and public investment on systems that are 80-years-old:</div><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:46:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11512 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin, Bustos push measure to fund waterway projects Bustos pushes for year-round federal school grants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-pushes-year-round-federal-school-grants <p></p><div>To help them complete their education, students should be able to attend college year-round. And that's the goal of a bill introduced Thursday by Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos - the Access to Education and Training Act.</div><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 19:52:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5331 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos pushes for year-round federal school grants Bustos bill would affect federal contractors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-bill-would-affect-federal-contractors <p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:18:12 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3856 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos bill would affect federal contractors