Bustos Announces Nearly $9 Million for Rock Island Mass Transit in Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) will receive a total of $8,845,043 in federal funding. This federal grant was awarded through the Federal Transit Administration and is a result of the CARES Act, which Congresswoman Bustos helped pass into law. “The CARES Act was a […]

Bustos Announces More Than $1.5 Million for Rockford Health Center to Combat Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that Crusaders Central Clinic Association in Rockford will receive a total of $1,620,930 in federal funding to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). This federal grant was awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is a direct result of the CARES Act, which Congresswoman Bustos helped […]

BUSTOS, DURBIN, DUCKWORTH STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF COVID-19 CASES AT USP THOMSON

MOLINE – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement in response to reports that two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at United States Penitentiary (USP) Thomson. BOP reportedly tested the inmates in preparation for transferring them to another BOP facility. “We […]

VIDEO: Bustos Questions Racial Disparities, CDC Recommendations for Prisons in CDC Hearing Focused on COVID-19

Redfield: “This is one of the critical public health issues of our time – the social determinants of health.” WASHINGTON – Today, in a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) questioned Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield about the disparate impact of coronavirus in communities of color, how social […]