Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the retirement of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois:
“Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is an outstanding and esteemed Member of our Democratic Caucus and Congress, whose leadership has been vital to Democrats’ progress For The People. As Speaker, I join all House Democrats in expressing our gratitude and respect for her many contributions and our excitement for her as she takes this step.
“Every day of her nearly ten years in the People’s House, Congresswoman Bustos has brought the values of the heartland to the Congress, helping shape Democrats’ vision of a future of prosperity and opportunity for all working families. In key leadership positions – from Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Co-Chair of the Steering and Policy Committee, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and a valued presence on the powerful Appropriations Committee – Congresswoman Bustos has consistently brought her messaging mastery and political astuteness to our work to mobilize and energize Democrats in the Congress and across the nation.
“Democrats look forward to continuing to benefit from Congresswoman Bustos’ leadership for the remainder of her term. We thank her husband Gerry and their children for sharing Cheri with the Congress, and we wish them the best as they begin this next stage of their journey.”
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