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Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

June 20th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion and Economic Justice Act – a comprehensive legislative package promoting racial and economic justice in employment, income, wealth, housing and access to credit. “A person’s race should never put the American Dream at further reach. But despite the progress we’ve made, our nation continues to face significant racial disparities in every part of our society,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “We must ensure that every American has access to opportunities to get ahead and stay ahead. That’s why... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Ocean Shipping Reform Act

June 15th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, a bipartisan bill to crack down on high fees being imposed by international ocean shipping companies. The legislation will address supply chain issues and rising costs facing consumers while ensuring that American farmers can get their products to the global market. “As we work to fight inflation, fixing our supply chains and cracking down on corporate greed are key,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, the House passed a bipartisan bill to bring accountability to giant ocean shipping companies to stop their price... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $45,000 for Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Safety Equipment at Quad Cities International Airport

June 14th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Quad Cities International Airport will receive $45,000 in funding for aircraft rescue and fire fighting safety equipment from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “Bringing home federal resources is a vital part of my job representing Northwest and Central Illinois,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, I’m pleased to announce that the Quad Cities International Airport will receive $45,000 in federal funding for airport rescue and fire fighting safety equipment. These funds... Read More

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

June 1st, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

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 Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

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 Issues Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Draft

May 4th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

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 Issues Statement on EPA Emergency Fuel Waiver for E15 Sales

May 1st, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

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

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $100,000 in USDA Infrastructure Grants

April 25th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that nearly $100,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural infrastructure grants have been awarded to Morrison, Oquawka and Williamsfield, Illinois. “Our small cities and villages are the fabric of the Heartland and the drivers of our rural economy,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “Since I was elected to Congress nearly a decade ago, I’ve always prioritized ensuring that all of our communities receive the attention and support they deserve from the federal government. I’m so glad to announce that Morrison, Oquawka and Williamsfield,... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Rips Putin As ‘Kremlin Gremlin’ After Sanctions

April 15th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has entered into a war of words with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him the “Kremlin Gremlin” and ripping him up after Bustos was sanctioned by the Russian Government this week. Bustos, as a member of  the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, voted to pass $13.6 billion in military and humanitarian assistance to support the people of Ukraine as well as legislation to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus as well as all energy imports from Russia. In response, the Russian Foreign Ministry formally sanctioned Bustos,... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Applauds President Biden’s Action to Allow Summer Sales of E15

April 13th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s emergency action to allow summer sales of E15 to help reduce gas prices. E15 is currently selling for up to 60 cents cheaper per gallon than traditional gasoline. “With Putin’s price hike driving high gas prices nationwide, it’s essential that we take action to cut prices at the pump. Today’s emergency action from President Biden to allow summer sales for E15 is the right choice for consumers, family farmers and our rural communities,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “By blending our fuel with... Read More