Congresswoman Cheri Bustos appeared in several locations around the area this week, at the end of her first 100 days in office. Amongst her stops was London Mills to assess flood damage and Galesburg where she met incoming Mayor John Pritchard. In Monmouth she met with about 20 seniors at Olivia's Cookie Jar for an informal discussion of issues that affect seniors. Bustos said she was oppossed to chained CPI.
The Congresswoman also commented on the Government Waste Reduction Act she introduced in Congress. She said that piece of legislation was generated after a Fulton County mayor brought the non-partisan Government Accountability Report to the attention of Monmouth College Politcal Science Lecturer Robin Johnson, who was working with the Bustos campaign. The report identified $100 billion in wasteful or redundant spending and the bill is intended to save as much of that money as possible.
Bustos' comments in Monmouth are available in the podcast section at 1330wram.com