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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Helps Pass Annual Defense Bill Supporting Service Members

July 18th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Helps Pass Annual Defense Bill Supporting Service Members

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, helped pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to strengthen U.S. national security. The package will develop new technologies, improve coordination between America’s global network of allies and partners and support our country’s democratic values and the servicemembers and families who form the foundation for America’s defense. The 2023 NDAA also includes a provision in which Congress formally recognizes the contributions of women who served in the Cadet Nurse Corps during... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Wins in Homeland Security Appropriations Markup

July 17th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Wins in Homeland Security Appropriations Markup

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive homeland security funding bill that would invest in smart, effective border security, meet humanitarian needs of migrants and support programs proven to keep Americans safe. “Ensuring Americans are safe here at home is critically important,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “This year, I was proud to help advance a Homeland Security appropriations bill that will bring resources to our emergency warning systems, support our nation’s firefighters and make... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Local Wins in Financial Services and General Government Appropriations

July 14th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Local Wins in Financial Services and General Government Appropriations

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive financial services and general government funding bill that grows opportunity, and helps small business owners and middle-class families get ahead. “When our families and small businesses succeed, our communities and our nation succeed,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve got to do everything we can to help folks get ahead. With this year’s financial services and general government funding bill, we’ll improve... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures More Than $9.3 Million for Local Projects in Transportation

July 13th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures More Than $9.3 Million for Local Projects in Transportation

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive transportation, housing and urban development funding bill that will bring significant federal resources to projects in Northwest and Central Illinois. “Listening to folks in all of our communities and delivering results to improve lives is at the very core of my role as a Member of Congress,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “This week, I helped advance a funding bill that includes millions in federal funding to enhance quality of life for residents, improve... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $1.4 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Project

July 11th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $1.4 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Project

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced a $1,473,639 grant for the Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be put toward a Head Start project. The Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency (NICAA) seeks to diminish the causes and effects of poverty by helping people identify and obtain the resources to achieve stability to build stronger families and communities. “By supporting Freeport’s Head Start program, we are encouraging... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Rural Priorities in Labor, Health and Human Services and Education

July 6th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Rural Priorities in Labor, Health and Human Services and Education

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive labor, health and human services and education funding bill that would bring significant federal investments to promote rural health and wellbeing. “From the doctor’s office to the classroom, families in rural communities face significant barriers,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Throughout my decade in Congress, I’ve worked to make sure the Heartland and its unique labor market is never left behind. This means ensuring our schools and medical facilities... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Support for Rural Communities

July 5th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Support for Rural Communities

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of committee a series of packages that address water quality in Lewistown and other rural communities, would help lower gas prices and increase access to education. The packages now head to the House Floor for a full vote. “I’ve always said, God gave us two ears and one mouth, and we should use them proportionately. That’s why I’m proud that this series of funding packages reflects our communities’ needs and will bring millions in federal dollars to improve quality of life for... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures More Than $9.3 Million for Illinois Quad-Cities Projects

July 4th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures More Than $9.3 Million for Illinois Quad-Cities Projects

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive transportation, housing and urban development funding bill that will bring significant federal resources to projects in Northwest and Central Illinois. “Listening to folks in all of our communities and delivering results to improve lives is at the very core of my role as a Member of Congress,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “This week, I helped advance a funding bill that includes millions in federal funding to enhance quality of life for residents, improve... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures $49.3 Million for Locks & Dams in Energy & Water Appropriations Package

June 30th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures $49.3 Million for Locks & Dams in Energy & Water Appropriations Package

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive energy and water funding bill that would bring significant federal investments to communities in Northwest and Central Illinois. “Strong, modern and updated infrastructure is critical to our families and communities,” said Congresswoman Bustos, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. “And for our family farmers, a vital part of our infrastructure is our locks and dams and supporting a reliable waterway system. I’m proud that the investments... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Wins in Homeland Security Appropriations Markup

June 29th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures Wins in Homeland Security Appropriations Markup

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive homeland security funding bill that would invest in smart, effective border security, meet humanitarian needs of migrants and support programs proven to keep Americans safe. “Ensuring Americans are safe here at home is critically important,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “This year, I was proud to help advance a Homeland Security appropriations bill that will bring resources to our emergency warning systems, support our nation’s firefighters and make... Read More