Cheri Bustos

Cheryl Lea Bustos is an American journalist, healthcare executive, and politician who is the U.S. representative from Illinois's 17th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first woman elected to Congress from her district in the northwestern part of the state, anchored by the Illinois side of the Quad Cities and partially including Peoria and Rockford. In 2019, Bustos became chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee . Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Cheri Bustos has 210 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2012 Debate as a U.S. Representative Candidate. The year with the most videos was 2017 with 35 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2019 with an average of 3,715 views per program. Most appearances with Nancy Pelosi (8), David N. Cicilline (8), John Yarmuth (6). Most common tags: House of Representatives, Democratic Party, Federal Budget.

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U.S. Representative, D-IL 17th January 3, 2013 - January 2, 2023 Videos: 209 U.S. Representative Candidate,
January 1, 2012 - c. November 2, 2012 Videos: 1 Alderman c. January 1, 2007 - c. January 1, 2011 Videos: 0

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