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Cheri Bustos

Women Make History Again as Women Business Owners Achieve Federal Contracting Benchmark

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Last fiscal year the federal government set a new record for the highest percentage of contracting dollars awarded to women-owned small businesses in the history of the United States. 17.8 billion dollars was injected into the U.S. economy through women-owned small business contracts.

Cheri Bustos Defeats Bobby Schilling In Illinois

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) defeated Republican Bobby Schilling in Illinois' 17th congressional district on Tuesday. The race was a rematch from two...

New High Court Case Threatens a Citizens United Sequel on Steroids

David Ormsby | Posted 12.17.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A key federal campaign finance cap is going wobbly. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court held an oral argument in a new challenge to federal PAC spending...

Laid-Off Employee Of Bain-Owned Company To Attend SOTU

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A laid-off employee from a company owned by Bain Capital will join Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) as her guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesda...

Paul Blumenthal

These Democrats Just Love This Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In another sign of the close ties between super PACs and elected officials, seven newly minted Democratic House members appear in a prom...

From the Soccer Field to the Senate Floor

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Sports and politics have so much in common we often use the same terminology. You know how they say strong teams have a deep bench? We have the same theory at EMILY's List, where we are always working to building a pipeline of future leaders.

The 112th Congress -- How Not to Do Government

Joe Moreno | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Cheri Bustos would be an exciting candidate in any election cycle, but the current state of affairs in Congress elevates her candidacy (and many others) to more than exciting; it makes it important.