Cheri Bustos

MSNBC

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos wants to move up in the leadership of the Democratic Party in the House. The 17th District congresswoman from East Moline announced Monday that if Democrats win a majority in the midterm elections, she will run for Assistant Democratic Leader, the number four position in House leadership.

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos—whose 17th Congressional District spans the Illinois Quad Cities and other northwestern parts of the state—says the recent indictment of a Republican congressman for alleged insider trading is the latest example of what she describes as the Republican Party's "rampant culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence."

Honoring Joshua Steele

May 10, 2018
US Rep Cheri Bustos

A post office in western Illinois may be named in honor of a soldier killed in 2007 in Afghanistan. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced legislation on Wednesday to name the post office in Alpha the ``Captain Joshua E. Steele Post Office. ``  

Fawell for Congress

Un-opposed in Tuesday's GOP primary, Bill Fawell is preparing to start his campaign for congress in earnest next month. From Galena, he'll run against democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos in Illinois' 17th District.

Hope from the Heartland

Feb 6, 2018
Cheri Bustos & Robin Johnson

If democrats in the midwest want to bounce back from the disastrous election of 2016, they have to show up and listen. That's one of the main conclusions of a report titled, "Hope from the Heartland: How Democrats Can Better Serve the Midwest by Bringing Rural, Working Class Wisdom to Washington."

News headlines for the morning of January 15, 2018:

Quote from Ohio State Rep. Jack Cera, "We've also lost lots of factory workers but many blame us (Democrats) for not caring for them."
Screenshot from Hope from the Heartland / CherPac https://medium.com/@cherpacpress

East Moline Congresswoman, Cheri Bustos, is trying to teach democrats how win in the Midwest and rural areas. This week, she released a report from her political action committee called, "Hope from the Heartland." 

Hoping to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, members of Congress have introduced a bill that would allow victims to take their cases to court.

Just one day after candidates could begin filing their nominating petitions for the  primary election next March, some contests are shaping up for the Quad Cities and northwestern Illinois.

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