Bustos discusses Illinois flooding on House floor

By WEEK Reporter

Bustos discusses Illinois flooding on House floor

April 25, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 8:46 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thursday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17th District) discussed the recent flooding in Illinois on the US House floor.

48 counties have been declared as state disaster areas since the flooding began last week.

During her one-minute speech, the Democrat spoke about London Mills, a small community in the southern part of the 17th district.

"Many are suffering," said Bustos. "Amanda Franklin of London Mills lost her home, many of her possessions, and her children’s drawings that she had saved since they were in kindergarten. Bethene Weber, who is 78 years old, lost her home of almost half a century to the floods."

Bustos ended her speech asking that House Members keep in mind those who are still recovering.

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