Rep. Cheri Bustos

DETAILS: Rep. Cheri Bustos
(1961 - ) Illinois
  • United States House of Representatives
  • House Committee on Agriculture
  • Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
  • House Committee on Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Defense
  • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
  • IL - 17 House
    (2013- present)
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ISSUES: Rep. Cheri Bustos

FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 07/23/2019-11:29pm
  • H.R.3304 To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-53., 2 months ago
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 10/16/2019-6:44pm
  • H.J.RES.77 Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246., 1 month ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.

FOR

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/26/all-presidential-candidates-support-legalizing-marijuana-even-republicans/bK4sQjPIgkzm54kl0dmZoI/story.html“>source</a>
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-9:42pm
  • H.R.1595 To create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 1 month ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

FOR

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-6:59pm
  • H.R.5084 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity and for other purposes.
  • At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed., 2 days ago

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

FOR

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
  • 06/25/2019-6:48pm
  • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
  • 06/25/2019-6:37pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/25/2019-6:18pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/25/2019-6:13pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/24/2019-11:20pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/24/2019-11:15pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/24/2019-11:10pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-11:03pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/21/2019-3:04pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/21/2019-2:59pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/21/2019-2:55pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-11:11pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-11:07pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-11:04pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-11:01pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:56pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:52pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:48pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:45pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:41pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:38pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:33pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:30pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:25pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:18pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:14pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:09pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:05pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:01pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-9:58pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:54pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-9:50pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-9:46pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:43pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:39pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-9:35pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:31pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:26pm
  • VOTE: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-8:15pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 708 Reported to House. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment inserting the text of Rules Committee Print 116-38, in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate., 2 days ago
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-6:52pm
  • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-6:45pm
  • H.RES.708 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3055) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 54., 2 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

FOR

Health Care

There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 07/23/2019-11:29pm
  • H.R.3304 To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-53., 2 months ago
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 10/16/2019-6:44pm
  • H.J.RES.77 Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246., 1 month ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.

FOR

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/26/all-presidential-candidates-support-legalizing-marijuana-even-republicans/bK4sQjPIgkzm54kl0dmZoI/story.html“>source</a>
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-9:42pm
  • H.R.1595 To create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 1 month ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

FOR

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-6:59pm
  • H.R.5084 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity and for other purposes.
  • At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed., 2 days ago

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

FOR

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
  • 06/25/2019-6:48pm
  • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
  • 06/25/2019-6:37pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/25/2019-6:18pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/25/2019-6:13pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/24/2019-11:20pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/24/2019-11:15pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/24/2019-11:10pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-11:03pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/21/2019-3:04pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/21/2019-2:59pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/21/2019-2:55pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-11:11pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-11:07pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-11:04pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-11:01pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:56pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:52pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:48pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:45pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:41pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:38pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:33pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:30pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:25pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-10:18pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:14pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:09pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:05pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-10:01pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-9:58pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:54pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-9:50pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-9:46pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:43pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:39pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/20/2019-9:35pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:31pm
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
  • 06/20/2019-9:26pm
  • VOTE: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-8:15pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 708 Reported to House. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment inserting the text of Rules Committee Print 116-38, in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate., 2 days ago
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-6:52pm
  • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
  • 11/19/2019-6:45pm
  • H.RES.708 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3055) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 54., 2 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

FOR

Health Care

There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • National Beer Wholesalers Association
    • $32.5k
    • AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY
    • $25k
    • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
    • $25k
    • International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers
    • $24.5k
    • Ernst & Young LLP (Washington Council Ernst & Young)
    • $22.5k
    • NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
    • $21k
    • Honeywell International
    • $20k
    • Exelon Business Services, LLC
    • $20k
    • UNITED ASSN OF JOURNEYMEN & APPRENTICES OF THE PLUMBING & PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY
    • $20k
    • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
    • $20k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
CONGRESS: