Bustos was the representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2013 to 2022.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Bustos.
Bustos is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Bustos sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Bustos was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4445 (117th): Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021
- H.R. 5123 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 476 East Main Street in Galesburg, Illinois, as the “Senior Airman Daniel Miller Post Office …
- H.R. 2227 (116th): Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019
- H.R. 5737 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West D Street in Alpha, Illinois, as the “Captain Joshua E. Steele Post Office”.
- H.R. 2673 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 Broadway Street in Pekin, Illinois, as the “Lance Corporal Jordan S. Bastean Post Office”.
- H.R. 5688 (115th): Navigation Workers Protection Act of 2018
- H.R. 2672 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 520 Carter Street in Fairview, Illinois, as the “Sgt. Douglas J. Riney Post Office”.
Does 11 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Bustos sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Law (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Bustos recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 9145 (117th): Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act of 2022
- H.R. 8071 (117th): All-American Flag Act
- H.R. 6516 (117th): Neighborhood Reinvestment and Revitalization Act of 2022
- H.R. 6147 (117th): Driftless Area Landscape Conservation Initiative Act
- H.R. 5554 (117th): No Bonuses in Bankruptcy Act of 2021
- H.Res. 705 (117th): Expressing support for the designation of the week of October 17-23, 2021, …
- H.R. 5089 (117th): Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2022, Bustos missed 84 of 5,691 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills