On January 1st Bush-era tax cuts expire and drastic spending cuts kick-in, economists say the country might go into another recession called the fiscal cliff. That is unless the president and lawmakers agree on a new plan.
While passing through Peoria on a listening tour Bustos said if congress doesn't take care of the fiscal cliff issue she plans to support the Government Accountability Report.
The report aims to save $-100 billion by cutting out redundant government services.
"Merging departments. Merging the small business administration with the department of commerce. That might make sense," Bustos said.
While in Peoria, Bustos said she's going on a bi-partisan retreat for new members of congress before she's sworn in. She also said she will open a Peoria office. Right now she's looking for a location and people to staff it. Bustos said she'll get the funding for that when she's sworn in on January 3rd.