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Cheri Bustos

UPDATED 3/24/2017 4:45 PM

Republican leaders in the U.S. House have pulled the American Health Care Act from the floor after failing to round up enough votes within their own caucus.

Had the bill passed, Americans would have no longer been required to buy health insurance, and it would have eliminated the current subsidies that are used to bring down the cost of premiums.

NPR and dozens of member stations collected public statements from members of Congress to help the public understand where lawmakers stood on this issue.

T.J. Carson

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) recently started her third term by taking on a bigger role in her party. She is one of the three co-chairs of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago in 1947, and raised in the suburbs. Sixty-eight years later, she’s making history as the first woman to be nominated for President by a major party.

Following, a handful ladies in Illinois’ delegation reflect on Clinton’s candidacy and on what it’s like to be a woman in politics.

T.J. Carson

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) is looking for ways to ensure women are treated more fairly in the workplace. On Monday she held a meeting with women business leaders in Galesburg as part of what she's calling a week-long women’s economic security tour. Tuesday she'll visit the communities of Peoria and Cuba.

VA Regional Director Visits Galesburg

Mar 24, 2015
T.J. Carson

A new regional director for the Veterans Administration visited the clinic in Galesburg for the first time since being hired for the job in January.  Judith Johnson-Mekota will oversee the region that includes western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

Bustos Backs Community College Proposal

Jan 25, 2015
T.J. Carson

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) believes the proposed "America's College Promise" program could help keep down the cost of higher education.

Congress Might Honor Lane Evans

Nov 13, 2014
T.J. Carson

The late Lane Evans might end up with his name on a building in Galesburg.

Major Illinois Races Neck and Neck

Oct 26, 2014
Illinois Public Radio

Two major races in Illinois are going down to the wire.

Bustos and Schilling Talk Student Loan Debt

Oct 13, 2014
T.J. Carson

The two candidates in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District race agree that student loan debt is a problem in the country. But they disagree on how to address it.

Congresswoman Supports Syria Air Strikes

Sep 23, 2014
T.J. Carson

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) supports the air strikes that were carried out overnight against ISIS.

Two popular TV series come to mind when musing about East Moline Democratic Congesswoman Cheri Bustos joining the Blue Dog caucus: “Game of Thrones” and “House of Cards.”