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Rep. Cheri Bustos @RepCheri Illinois & Washington, D.C.

Serving Illinois’ 17th District. Former reporter working in Congress #ForThePeople. Athlete, wife and mother of three sons. Facebook & Instagram: RepCheri.

4,313 Following   33,781 Followers   5,845 Tweets

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The #MovingForward Act invests in our communities to rebuild our infrastructure. I recently helped pass this bill o… https://t.co/SHo1Zw6eCc
7/12
2020
This week in @AppropsDems, I helped pass bills to invest in our infrastructure, veterans care, education and more.… https://t.co/y31cPFLMCKWe owe it to our veterans to provide the best care possible for their service and sacrifice. Through my work on… https://t.co/Tb3RJHyINjPeoria’s 182nd Airlift Wing has a history of outstanding performance. That’s why @RepLaHood and I are working toget… https://t.co/lEGDcfvpy5
7/11
2020
In 1835, the original plans for what is now known as Rock Island, IL were filed. Over the past 185 years, the city… https://t.co/D3SB55IxegYou can learn more about this bill here: https://t.co/zE8tmgQ83bMayors across #IL17 have called for investments in critical water and broadband infrastructure. That’s why in… https://t.co/OxGVTa7qlDThis legislation is a major investment in the resources and support our veterans need. You can learn more about it… https://t.co/dVzuUqYzUeWe can't allow tough travel obstacles, frustrating paperwork or outdated facilities to discourage veterans from see… https://t.co/nn6Pk3jJ7f
7/10
2020
Two weeks ago, I cast my vote alongside @HouseDemocrats for the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act to address syst… https://t.co/HfgWo4R6zNFor far too long, rural communities and communities of color have often been left without the resources they need t… https://t.co/y4h57tUnzc
7/9
2020
I am proud of our Rock Island and Milan schools for taking the initiative to address systemic barriers at the schoo… https://t.co/vJTmg1dy5vFor our nation to continue #MovingForward, our towns and cities need our support. That's why @HouseDemocrats passed… https://t.co/zLxzRgISCpToday, I’ll join @AppropsDems to mark up our Defense FY21 bill. Our military deserves the best resources possible a… https://t.co/gF0EimYPKxAs our country begins to rebuild from the impact of COVID-19, supporting our transportation infrastructure is criti… https://t.co/q49DxDo7VE
7/8
2020
The #MovingForward Act is critical to rebuilding our nation’s crumbling highways, improving our rail, our airports,… https://t.co/ZzfOVyc3uhToday, I join Labor-HHS-Education @AppropsDems to mark up our FY21 bill, which includes provisions from my Social D… https://t.co/SxZ6WfVVcIReminder, the deadline to apply to the Illinois Business Interruption Grant is 5pm CST TONIGHT. Thanks to… https://t.co/8AXOaP2iJTATTN Illinois Business Owners: If your business has experienced extreme hardship due to COVID-19-related closures,… https://t.co/dYWmri444vThe Trump Administration is expected to renew attacks on #DACA this week, stripping legal protections for hundreds… https://t.co/DeeDWum6LUOur students deserve the tools and knowledge they need to make healthy choices and develop our farming sector. That… https://t.co/MfJlJTCzrtI joined the @AppropsDems Military Construction and Veterans Affairs subcommittee today to mark up our FY21 spendin… https://t.co/5RSxzxrPOi
7/7
2020
This week I was proud to announce that @Augustana_IL will receive a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Fo… https://t.co/UqD10Bdk8SThat’s why I was pleased parts of my Rural Green Partnership included in the recent #ClimateCrisisActionPlan. Read… https://t.co/CXkFGloGIORural America offers an enormous amount of potential to address climate change, and our agriculture community is ho… https://t.co/4baIodLMBMWe can’t expect towns to bear the financial burden of rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. I’m proud to have he… https://t.co/Mu8ysnW9cQ
7/5
2020
The #FourthOfJuly marks our nation’s independence and freedom. This year, what those values mean to many of us has… https://t.co/IEnlTiq7xa
7/4
2020
July is National Parks and Recreation Month! Parks across our district provide amazing adventures for families, muc… https://t.co/sd4Wjmjwah
7/3
2020
It’s been one week since the House passed the #GeorgeFloyd #JusticeInPolicing Act. This historic bill reforms law e… https://t.co/T2X1crNpotWe can’t leave millions of Americans without health care during a global health crisis. I stand with my colleagues… https://t.co/UdDnlQ47R0It has been 56 years since the #CivilRightsAct was signed into law. This bill prohibited racial discrimination & wa… https://t.co/juRkeiIaJNOur communities deserve safe roads, broadband access, clean drinking water and clean transit systems. The… https://t.co/Jr4KOaY81jWhen a mental health patient is in crisis, they need an expert who can get to them quickly. @RepCheri and l led thi… https://t.co/AJWXMoBZfz
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7/2
2020
You can learn more about the bill here: https://t.co/Em3erWfMpDThe #MovingForward infrastructure package will invest in our families, workers and communities in order to support… https://t.co/xVAGKgKe91But we can’t build stronger communities when our nation’s highways are crumbling, our rail and airports need critic… https://t.co/6faVfqH448NEW: The House just passed the #MovingForward Act! This bill is all about making connections, because the stronger… https://t.co/3CrYcJ0FdgEarlier this year, I reached out to every leader of the 151 towns I represent in #IL17 to listen to their needs. T… https://t.co/NmGQSCluVlI'll be speaking on the House Floor shortly about @HouseDemocrats' #MovingForward Act to rebuild our nation's infra… https://t.co/FiMitrN5bG
7/1
2020
WATCH: The House passed the Heroes Act more than one month ago to provide the support our state and local governmen… https://t.co/zUC2tuGpru
6/30
2020
Leader McConnell must bring this legislation to a vote immediately – along with the dozen other bills gathering dus… https://t.co/0RCU6hXnRnThis bill would lower premiums, drive down drug prices, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditi… https://t.co/njHKNRiSzPIllinoisans are anxious about their physical and financial health, and we must stand up to these attacks. That’s w… https://t.co/OL4WZW1ocQIn the middle of a devastating pandemic, the Trump Administration is trying to strip health care coverage from mill… https://t.co/gEPjUw228mAccess to quality, affordable health care is a non-negotiable – especially in the middle of a pandemic. I'm proud t… https://t.co/Cih90rW2hf
6/29
2020
That's why I support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, to make sure everyone our families… https://t.co/Hxwz5HP6cjNo one should be without access to quality healthcare, especially during a global pandemic. Thousands of people in… https://t.co/5ce4IyFrSlFive years ago, the Supreme Court declared that all should be free to marry. This year, the Supreme Court declared… https://t.co/TQY0FRmOPnThis morning, President Trump shared a video with vile, racist language. Now deleted, there's no excuse for posting… https://t.co/j0jLi4tcdz
6/28
2020
Without a strong foundation, our nation cannot continue to build up - we must address America’s crumbling infrastru… https://t.co/8pjaEU7KnJImmediate action must be taken. Read my full statement below: https://t.co/TDZlZbkVURA Commander-in-Chief’s most sacred duty is to protect the American people and troops in harm’s way. You can't put… https://t.co/vJMLbZnTSHThousands of people across our country suffer from PTSD. If you or anyone you know is in need of aid, please visit… https://t.co/1oWtjE77hU
6/27
2020
That's why I support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act to lower premiums, protect people w… https://t.co/7mb6c2vKaURight here in Illinois, more than 730,000 people would lose their health coverage. I will not stand for it. We mus… https://t.co/WKzNB7IgTqLate last night, the Administration moved forward with their lawsuit to strip health care away from millions of Ame… https://t.co/UPrtYe0nojLast month, the House passed the #HeroesAct to support our families, essential workers & towns on the frontlines of… https://t.co/b9pGk2MBSRFive years ago, the Supreme Court recognized same-sex marriage, nationwide. Today serves as a reminder that love is… https://t.co/qK7VCn6CsdRead more about how this bill addresses police brutality here: https://t.co/2aYOP6WFqZI’m proud to stand with those feeling the impact of racial injustice most. It is past time that we implement bold r… https://t.co/fc6eSXT3ySTonight, I helped pass the #JusticeinPolicingAct in the House. If we are going to make real and lasting change to e… https://t.co/773vMXUUIK
6/26
2020
It’s long past time we fully adopt the measures my colleagues and I have called for – including sharing this vital… https://t.co/kptpIE3AILA good start would be implementing the GAO’s recommendation of providing access to the full set of death records to… https://t.co/JoymRK5pjsThe report also shows the IRS knowingly failed to use death records made available to them that could have saved ha… https://t.co/H7XtFUaic2While it was critical to get economic stimulus checks into American’s hands, today’s report reveals staggering wast… https://t.co/CKGQdKG9dhI cannot think of a more glaring example of government waste than paying nearly $1.4 billion to deceased people. ⬇️… https://t.co/0j8lSoMmXNYou can read more on my latest actions, and my work to address The Resolution's proposals, by visiting my website: https://t.co/QtZauVLdtBOver the last few weeks, I have participated in a number of listening sessions and meetings with community members… https://t.co/fQdmjW0nMiFor meaningful change to happen, it will take action from all levels of government and society, and I'm committed t… https://t.co/igOb3OccDB
6/25
2020
Hiding our heads in the sand won’t make COVID-19 disappear. We need bold action, like the @HouseDemocrats'… https://t.co/xqp9NFvGKMAs Illinois works to safely reopen, President Trump seems determined to do everything in his power to stand in our… https://t.co/iupD3KQtLRThis bill is our next step, but not our last. I'm committed to doing my part to fight systemic racism.I'm back in Washington to cast my vote in favor of the #JusticeInPolicingAct, which would: Mandate racial bias trai… https://t.co/SiF6nAxm7bOur local hospitals have worked tirelessly to protect our communities during this public health crisis. We must pro… https://t.co/swAMfgKz46I cannot express how grateful I am to @JohnDeere for their commitment to public safety. Working together, they have… https://t.co/jf9Zlz204dPromoting road safety is absolutely vital. That’s why I am proud to see the legislation introduced by… https://t.co/SRrh0vWyGFI am proud to have helped passed this vital bill and will continue working to provide all our communities with the… https://t.co/8JuP7HgZA4Glad to see funding from the CARES Act flowing directly back into our local schools! @KnoxCollege1837 received a gr… https://t.co/amUWDJkqqa
6/24
2020
I encourage all eligible applicants to take advantage of these programs. For more information, read the full story… https://t.co/9npRKankOzThe @SBAGov has reopened their EIDL and EIDL Advance loans for small businesses. These programs provide owners with… https://t.co/QbWdoXAy65
6/23
2020
Through #KindnessForMakenna our community has come together to say loud and clear that bullying is never acceptable… https://t.co/ItwpIu1SDpThe arguments against vote-by-mail are as old as the Civil War. They weren't true then and aren't now. The… https://t.co/SJN8UOR0GR
6/22
2020
Attention Small Businesses: the deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program Loan is Tuesday, June 30th! F… https://t.co/rIG9XwRO6BFathers inspire us to love, grow and change the world. I wish you all a safe and #HappyFathersDay. https://t.co/0fMybKAB4S
6/21
2020
As we continue to navigate current events, my newsletter and website provide information on resources available to… https://t.co/j2KmxhjwGmCongratulations to @GalesburgPL for receiving a $10,000 grant from the @NEAarts for the Big Read program. This year… https://t.co/CveBHYFC1yThere are #HometownHeroes all across our district, that’s why I started our “Thank You to Hometown Heroes” program!… https://t.co/TtTyQEdDO3
6/20
2020
The Federal Reserve allocated $600 billion to establish the Main Street Lending Program to help provide support for… https://t.co/KdpX6T3dp6Fill out your census today at https://t.co/GJymKzZ21g. It takes just a few minutes to make sure your community gets… https://t.co/fKu1DCTiH5The Census helps allocate funds to critical resources like libraries, schools and roads and often, communities of c… https://t.co/uoZWKWqZCcThis #Juneteenth, take a moment to reflect on the long journey toward freedom and justice for all that our country… https://t.co/OF3TvvFiEoOn this day in 1865 - two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation - union soldiers arrived in Galvesto… https://t.co/pnefKpJc12
6/19
2020
TONIGHT: Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence discusses @VAVetBenefits #COVID19 response,… https://t.co/HxcV55tOxO#AmeliaEarhart made history 92 years ago as the first woman to cross the Atlantic via airplane. Nearly a century la… https://t.co/uU3ARWpoSUIn 1983, #SallyRide became the first American woman to fly into space. Now, just 37 years later, I thank her for th… https://t.co/62gZ3pNyOkI applaud the Supreme Court’s decision, but we have more to do; I urge the Senate to join us in working to make per… https://t.co/kMfIbCwiDJThey are our neighbors, friends and community leaders – for many, America is the only home they have ever known, an… https://t.co/UXGAEq3oyBDREAMers have served in our military, opened businesses in our communities and are helping our nation on the frontl… https://t.co/D0MloRWD6XThe Supreme Court’s ruling today halting the Trump Administration’s efforts to end a widely supported and life-chan… https://t.co/Xl8f0kqSVt
6/18
2020
As this pandemic continues, it’s vital we continue helping our communities access resources. That’s why I helped pa… https://t.co/pNmMZCXI6p
6/17
2020

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