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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Prevent Gun Violence by Expanding Red Flag Laws

June 13th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Prevent Gun Violence by Expanding Red Flag Laws

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the bipartisan Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to empower communities to prevent gun violence before it occurs. This legislation empowers family members and law enforcement to seek a federal court order to temporarily remove access to guns from those who pose a danger to themselves or others, while incentivizing states to adopt their own “red flag laws.” “Cracking down on the rampant gun violence taking lives across our country means keeping guns away from those who pose a threat to themselves or others,” said Congresswoman Bustos.... 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

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Highlights Nearly $48 Million in Biofuel Producers Relief

June 7th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Highlights Nearly $48 Million in Biofuel Producers Relief

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) highlighted that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded nearly $48 million in relief grants that will benefit producers in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Oregon. The grants, awarded through USDA Rural Development’s Biofuel Producer’s Relief Program, will be used to help biofuel producers recover from unexpected market losses suffered as a result of COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic hit nearly every sector of our economy – including our biofuel producers in Northwest and Central Illinois,” said Congresswoman Bustos.... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Advances Legislation Against Inflation, Promoting Competition and Ensuring Supply Chain Resiliency

June 1st, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Advances Legislation Against Inflation, Promoting Competition and Ensuring Supply Chain Resiliency

Today, during a House Agriculture Committee markup, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped advance six bipartisan bills to combat inflation, promote competition and shore up ag supply chains. Among the legislation passed was the Strengthening the Agriculture and Food Supply Chain Act, cosponsored by Bustos to create a dedicated task force focused on resolving issues in the food supply chain that are increasing prices for consumers. “As consumers struggle with rising food prices, it’s essential that we address the issues in our supply chains that are driving up costs,” said Congresswoman... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for Students Pursuing Secondary Education

May 30th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for Students Pursuing Secondary Education

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that nearly $1.5 million in federal grants from the U.S Department of Education have been awarded to Highland Community College, Carl Sandburg College, Rock Valley College and Illinois Central College through the Upward Bound Grant Program. “Our students deserve access to the tools and resources they need to reach their goals,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, I’m excited to announce that Highland Community College, Carl Sandburg College, Rock Valley College and Illinois Central... Read More

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