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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funding for Early Head Start

May 25th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funding for Early Head Start

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced nearly $2 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Skip-A-Long Family and Community Services in Moline for Early Head Start programs. Congresswoman Bustos is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees HHS. Head Start promotes school readiness for young children from underserved families by providing programming to enhance their cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to age five. “A strong, early education is key to a child’s foundation and success later... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Better Direct Federal Aid to Communities with Persistent Poverty

May 24th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Better Direct Federal Aid to Communities with Persistent Poverty

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the bipartisan Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act of 2022 to better direct federal funding toward communities with high levels of persistent poverty. This legislation would help bring more resources to communities in Northwest and Central Illinois where more than 20 percent of households are in poverty. In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, this would include communities in Peoria, Winnebago, Whiteside, Mercer, Rock Island, Knox, Stephenson, Warren, Carroll, Henry and Fulton Counties. “Too many families in Northwest and Central... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Crack Down on Fuel Price Gouging

May 22nd, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Crack Down on Fuel Price Gouging

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act to stop price gouging at the gas pump and bring down costs for families in Northwest and Central Illinois. “Big Oil is announcing record profits while families struggle to pay higher prices at the pump. This price gouging of American consumers is unconscionable,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today I voted for legislation to bring down gas prices by cracking down on oil and gas companies using this international crisis to pad their pockets. By reigning in corporate greed and increasing the use of... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Two Bipartisan Bills Addressing Baby Formula Shortage

May 19th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Two Bipartisan Bills Addressing Baby Formula Shortage

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass two bipartisan bills to help families affected by the nationwide baby formula shortage. Through the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, Bustos voted to allocate $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to boost baby formula supply and prevent future shortages. And by passing the Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022, vulnerable families would have improved access to baby formula under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). “Due to the recent formula shortage, families have found... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $3.9 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites

May 16th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $3.9 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Biden Administration has awarded Rockford, Illinois, $3.9 million in grants to supplement the city’s Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund. With these funds, the City of Rockford will expand loan and grant opportunities for property owners and communities to clean up contaminated sites. “Communities across Northwest and Central Illinois are burdened by abandoned commercial properties – many so polluted that property development isn’t possible,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes for Additional Military & Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

May 12th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes for Additional Military & Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped to pass bipartisan legislation to provide an additional $40 billion in military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. This action by the House will be critical in helping the people of Ukraine defend their nation and democracy against continued Russian attacks. “As Russia continues its assault on the people of Ukraine, the United States has a critical role in defending innocent lives and democracy,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Tonight, I was proud to vote with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to provide additional military and humanitarian... Read More

What’s The Iowa And Illinois Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 9th, 2022
What's The Iowa And Illinois Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

The weather is finally starting to become brighter, but regardless of whether it’s rainy or sunny, there’s always sunny news in the Quad-Cities! Every month, we at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present you with a smattering of that positive news in our What’s The Good News? column. So, what’s the good news for May? Read on… Bettendorf Teacher wins Art Education Leadership Award Herbert Hoover Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary School art instructor Meghan Purcell is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Draft

May 4th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Draft

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn the longstanding Roe v. Wade precedent: “In America, we don’t allow the government to come into our home and force a decision on us and our family. Yet that’s exactly what this draft opinion prepares to do. “Personal medical decisions should be made between a patient and her doctor, not by the U.S. Supreme Court. “If the Court formally adopts the leaked draft opinion, it would represent a radical departure from longstanding protections of personal... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos, Colleagues Introduce Time Off to Vote Act

May 3rd, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos, Colleagues Introduce Time Off to Vote Act

This week, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Nikema Williams (GA-05) and Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced the Time Off to Vote Act, which would require employers to provide their employees at least two hours of paid leave to vote in a federal election. “The freedom to vote is sacred, and the foundation of our nation’s democracy,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “I’m proud to join Congressman Cartwright today to introduce the Time Off to Vote Act, critical legislation to ensure that every American worker has the ability to exercise their constitutional right to... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement on EPA Emergency Fuel Waiver for E15 Sales

May 1st, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement on EPA Emergency Fuel Waiver for E15 Sales

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emergency fuel waiver:  “With Putin’s war exacerbating record-high gas prices, I was pleased to see the EPA issue an emergency fuel waiver for E-15 gasoline sales throughout this summer. This decision will save consumers money, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and support our family farmers. It’s time we prioritize homegrown, renewable biofuels as a replacement for Russian energy sources and this... Read More