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

WASHINGTON — Today, 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’ […]

Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan Domestic Terrorism Prevention Bill

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022, a bipartisan bill to give law enforcement more tools and resources to address a wave of incidents of domestic terrorism that have struck communities around the country.  “Domestic terrorists threaten the safety and wellbeing of our communities,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “In incident after incident, we’ve […]

Bustos Votes to Pass Two Bipartisan Bills Addressing Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON — Today, 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 […]

Bustos Advances Legislation Combatting Inflation, Promoting Competition and Ensuring Supply Chain Resiliency

WASHINGTON — 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 […]