MOLINE – Today, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he has endorsed Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for reelection in Illinois' 17th District. Citing her strong commitment to our veterans, job creation and protecting Medicare and Social Security, Vice President Biden said that the people in Illinois' 17th Congressional District have a tough leader in Congress fighting for them.

“I'm proud to support Cheri Bustos, who has always made growing our economy and creating jobs her top priority in Congress,” Vice President Biden said. “Cheri Bustos is a champion for the hardworking families of Illinois, and is tirelessly fighting to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and make sure that our workers have the skills they need to compete in the global economy. She will continue to work to protect the Social Security and Medicare benefits our seniors deserve and to make sure our nation's veterans have access to timely, high-quality health care and good paying jobs. Illinois families have a common sense, tough leader in Cheri Bustos, and I know she will continue to have their backs in Washington.”

“No one has worked harder on behalf of middle-class families than Vice President Joe Biden, and I’m honored to have his endorsement in this election,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “Our region faces tough challenges, and we need strong, effective leadership in Congress. Whether it’s boosting our manufacturing industry, fighting for our family farmers or ensuring our veterans receive the care they’ve earned, I will continue delivering results for the hardworking families in our region.”