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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Advance Telehealth Access Beyond Covid

July 28th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Advance Telehealth Access Beyond Covid

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a longtime champion for increasing telehealth availability, voted to pass the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act – bipartisan legislation to ensure that Medicare patients can continue to access telehealth services beyond the current public health emergency. The White House has announced its support for the legislation through a Statement of Administration Policy. “Every American deserves access to high-quality, affordable health care – no matter where they live,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, we passed bipartisan legislation that will allow... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos’ Priorities Pass House in Six-Bill Appropriations Package

July 25th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos' Priorities Pass House in Six-Bill Appropriations Package

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped pass an Appropriations legislative package for Fiscal Year 2023. Congresswoman Bustos secured local wins in each of the six bills: Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services, General Government; Interior-Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Transportation-HUD. The package included eleven of Congresswoman Bustos’ Community Project Funding requests. This package now heads to the Senate. “During my final year serving Northwest and... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Protect Right to Contraception

July 23rd, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Protect Right to Contraception

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Right to Contraception Act – legislation to protect access to birth control in the wake of the Supreme Court’s assault on reproductive rights. The legislation would guarantee the right to obtain and use birth control as established in Griswold v. Connecticut,  including oral contraception, emergency contraception and IUDs. The bill would also grant the Attorney General the ability to take civil action against any state or government official that implements or enforces legislation preventing access to these contraceptives. “There is nothing... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Federal Law

July 20th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Federal Law

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act – legislation to enshrine marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples into federal law. The bill would also formally repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and provide additional legal protections for marriage equality. Despite national support for marriage equality reaching record high levels, 157 House Republicans voted against the measure. “In our country, freedom is sacred. And that includes the freedom to marry the person you love,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “While the vast majority... Read More

GUEST EDITORIAL: Moline Alderman Mike Wendt Offers His Side Of The Story

July 5th, 2022
GUEST EDITORIAL: Moline Alderman Mike Wendt Offers His Side Of The Story

The following guest editorial was submitted to us by Moline alderman Mike Wendt. Mr. Wendt was involved in a situation in his city that was reported by some of the other local mainstream media. He felt the coverage was unfair, and approached us to allow an open forum for him to express his side of the story. As always, we welcome guest editorials, and as the top Quad-Cities alternative media source, we welcome different opinions. Feel free to contact us at Sean@QuadCities.com if you have a guest editorial you would like us to consider for publication.   This letter is in response to a ClickBait... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Bill

June 27th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Bill

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a commonsense proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe and reduce the threat of gun violence across our country. The bill passed the Senate this week with support from Democrats and Republicans. Following passage in the House today, the bill heads to President Biden’s desk. “For too long, mass shootings and rampant gun violence have taken the lives of our children, families and neighbors – and our nation has failed to come together for meaningful action,” said Congresswoman Bustos.... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

June 24th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the longstanding Roe v. Wade precedent: “As a mother, a grandmother and a Catholic, I am gutted by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Make no mistake – this ruling will cost lives and livelihoods, and its impact will be felt for generations to come.  “The U.S. Supreme Court does not belong in our doctors’ offices, and this attack on personal freedom is a radical departure from what has been accepted as the ‘law of the land’ for half a century.  “In... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Urges Department of Commerce to Prioritize Rural America with Supply Chain and Innovation Investments

June 10th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Urges Department of Commerce to Prioritize Rural America with Supply Chain and Innovation Investments

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Rural Reinvestment Task Force Co-Chairs Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Cindy Axne (IA-03), wrote to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo urging the Department to ensure rural America is a top priority when distributing funds and resources made available in the bipartisan innovation legislation. New Dems are continuing to push for swift action on a final bipartisan innovation bill that will strengthen supply chains, spur innovation, invest in research and strengthen American leadership.  Bustos and her colleagues will continue working to ensure this legislation... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Snow Removal Equipment at Quad Cities International Airport

June 9th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Snow Removal Equipment at Quad Cities International Airport

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Quad Cities International Airport will receive more than $1.2 million in funding through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. The funding will be used to replace several existing large surface brooms. “In Northwest and Central Illinois, snow removal is essential to the safety and efficiency of our airports,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, I’m thrilled to announce that more than $1.2 million in federal funding will be coming to the Quad Cities... Read More

Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

May 12th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

Esperanza Legal Center will host a free Naturalization Workshop at the Moline Public Library, Saturday, June 11, 11am to 4pm. Information will be provided by volunteers and led by Carolyn O’Connor, Immigration Legal Specialist (DOJ Accredited). The application process is simple with the help from Esperanza Legal Center’s experts. Volunteers speak Spanish and other languages may be available. For more information, please call 309-732-0047.  Read More