Bustos Helps Pass Raise the Wage Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Raise the Wage Act. This legislation would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025 and give more than 33 million hardworking Americans a raise. Additionally, this bill would lift 1.3 million Americans out of poverty, including 600,000 children. “All across our […]

Bustos Encourages Participation in Local Damage Assessment Following Flooding

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) encouraged residents of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to participate in county emergency management agencies damage assessment efforts to help the State of Illinois qualify for federal assistance. “The flooding across our communities has been heartbreaking and it’s vital we have an accurate assessment of the extent of the […]

Bustos Announces $3 Million for Illinois Central College

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced a $3,000,000 grant for Illinois Central College from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. These funds will be used to help establish a new Workforce Sustainability Center on campus. “Illinois Central College plays a vital role preparing Peoria-area […]

Bustos Again Urges USDA to Issue Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant Secretary Ken Barbic in her Capitol Hill office, where she again urged the USDA to issue a disaster declaration for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. This meeting follows a conversation Congresswoman Bustos had with […]