17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Government
4:17 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Bustos pushes for long-term federal transportation bill

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Hundreds of bridges are structurally deficient or obsolete in Central Illinois. To that end, Representative Cheri Bustos says Congress needs to pass a long-term transportation bill. Marty Helfers is the Executive Director of the West Central Illinois Building Trades. He says long-term funding means more stability for local jobs:

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State News
2:23 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Bustos says she won't run for Senate, praises Duckworth

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos says she's decided not to challenge Republican Mark Kirk for his U.S. Senate seat.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:30 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Bustos discusses funding DHS, veterans issues

Democrat Cheri Bustos says Congressional leaders need to stop playing political games with the country’s national security. The 17th District Congresswoman says the House and Senate are running up against a Friday deadline to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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State News
3:00 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Bustos to honor veterans advocate at State of the Union

A man who helps fellow veterans in the Quad Cities will be in Washington tonight for the President's State of Union Address. Mike Malmstrom will be the guest of Illinois 17th District Congresswoman, Cheri Bustos.

Malmstrom served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, and in recent years has organized the annual Quad Cities Stand Down - a weekend in the fall when homeless veterans can meet with federal and state agencies including the V-A, get meals, medical care, winter clothing, and a place to sleep for a couple of nights. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:23 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Bustos: renewed relations with Cuba could be good for IL

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says President Barack Obama’s announcement to normalize relations with Cuba could benefit Illinois. The president’s announcement includes re-establishing economic ties with the country.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:26 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Bartonville Police Chief appointed to national review board

Central Illinois will have a voice in choosing public safety officers for a prestigious national award.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:01 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Former Congressman Lane Evans dies

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A long-time former 17th District Congressman has died after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease. 63-year old Lane Evans died Wednesday at a nursing home in East Moline, according to his legal guardian.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:23 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Bustos celebrates 20th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos talks with Center for Prevention of Abuse officials in Peoria.
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17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act by touring domestic violence centers in the area.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:15 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Schilling calls on Bustos to participate in more debates

Republican Bobby Schilling in Peoria.
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The Republican looking to unseat 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says the Democrat is unwilling to participate in more than one debate.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:39 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Congressional proposal requires uniform disciplinary process in sexual assault cases

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is co-sponsoring legislation that aims to make the university experience safer. The 17th District Congresswoman is one of about 20 representatives introducing the House version of the Campus Safety and Accountability act. 

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