Rep. Cheri Bustos

Representative from Illinois’s 17th District, Democrat

Bustos, a Democrat, has been the representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Bustos has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bustos is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Bustos for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Cheri Bustos sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bustos sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (41%) Armed Forces and National Security (24%) Taxation (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Education (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Bustos’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Bustos missed 34 of 2,470 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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