Cheri Bustos

Ben Cardin

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CHERI BUSTOS

D-ILLINOIS DISTRICT 17

 

RACE SUMMARY:

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 10/17/1961

EDUCATION: University of Maryland (B.S.); University of Illinois, Springfield (M.A.)

OCCUPATION: Communications & Public Relations

FAMILY: Married, 3 Children

RELIGION: Roman Catholic

CAREER:

  • U.S. House of Representatives (2013 - Present)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Agriculture
  • Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 

ELECTED IN 2012

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supported a resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders
  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports increased funding for Iron Dome

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy 

 

In Her Own Words


“This working visit to Israel gave me an invaluable on the ground look at a region that is absolutely vital to our security and stability here at home.” 1 

“I believe a woman's reproductive health is critically important and support access to family planning and reproductive freedom. In addition, I believe we should expand efforts to use stem cell research to find cures for diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s.” 2 

SOURCES: 1 http://bustos.house.gov, 2 https://www.cheribustos.com

Interesting Facts


Bustos began her career by working at a journalist who wrote numerous stories of corruption and greed in the government.