Today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., issued the following statement after being sworn in as a member of the 113th Congress:
"As this newest session of Congress is called to order, I'm incredibly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to represent the hardworking families of Illinois' 17th Congressional District. From Rockford to the Quad-Cities to Peoria and everywhere in between, I will work day in and day out with a spirit of bipartisanship and Midwestern common sense to bring jobs, economic opportunity and a better future to communities across the district.
"I will never forget who I am, where I come from and why middle class families across the district sent me to fight for them in our nation's capital.
"I look forward to traveling across the district, meeting with constituents and always lending an open ear, a prompt response and an unwavering commitment to all those who I am honored to serve."