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Portrait of Cheri Bustos

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Cheri Bustos

IL-17 (D)
Congressmember Bustos is a third-term Congressmember in District 17 and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. During her time in Congress, Cheri has focused on job creation, strengthening the economy and building a more robust middle class. She continues to be a relentless advocate for veterans and for working women and families, and has been instrumnetal in bi-partisan solutions to cut government waste, fraud and abuse in order to strengthen Medicare and expand Social Security.
How does Cheri align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember Bustos is focused on balancing the budget and creating new jobs by closing loopholes that allow companies to avoid taxes and by making it harder for them to move jobs overseas.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: As a working mom who raised three sons, Cheri knows from experience that women’s issues are family issues. She supports the equal treatment of women under the law as it benefits everyone.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember Bustos is a gun owner who believes in responsible gun ownership and background checks. She believes in supporting veterans by providing them with access to health care and employment opportunities. She is also dedicated to protecting Medicare and Social Security.
Background information
  • Politician
  • Ceiling Crasher
  • Incumbent
Endorsements
Cheri Bustos has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party

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