Durbin, Bustos: Work Can Begin As Bureau Of Prisons Commits Over $53 Million In Funding To Thomson Prison

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced that the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons has committed $53.7 million in funding to the activation of Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois.  The funding was approved by Congress in January as part of the Omnibus Appropriations bill […]

Bustos, Braley Introduce ‘Taylor Morris Act’ to Ease Financial Burden for America’s Most Severely Injured Veterans

Congressional neighbors work together to ensure fair treatment for veterans that have multiple amputations, other major injuries New legislation named after Taylor Morris – a quadruple amputee war vet from Iowa injured in Afghanistan Washington, D.C. – Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Bruce Braley (IA-01) today introduced the Taylor Morris Act in an effort to […]

Bustos Urges Illinois Communities To Apply For Federal Transportation & Infrastructure Grants Starting April 3

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urged communities across her region of Illinois to apply for federal grants available for transportation and infrastructure projects starting on April 3.  More information on the application process on the next round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants can […]

Bustos Votes To Support Ukrainian People, Urges Swift Resolution To Conflict

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after voting in support of legislation that would make loan guarantees available for Ukraine. “I’m encouraged that Democrats and Republicans joined together today to support the people of Ukraine as they work to avoid a potential economic crisis and calm civil unrest within […]