RELEASE: Bustos Slams Defense Dept.’s Failure to Answer Why Certain States are Favored in COVID-19 National Guard Response

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) responded to the Department of Defense’s failure to explain why the current Administration requires some states to pay for a portion of National Guard COVID-19 response efforts, while fully funding others. The Department of Defense recently issued a response to lawmakers’ inquiries about changes in the federal cost-share of National Guard […]

Bustos, Finkenauer, LaHood, Loebsack Request for Corn Belt Port Designation in Illinois Answered by Army Corps of Engineers

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced recently that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the creation of the three Port Statistical Areas (PSAs) in the Heart of the Corn Belt, which includes key ports in Illinois and Iowa.  The Corps will designate the Mississippi River Ports of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (MRPEIWI), the Mid-America Port […]

Bustos Statement on Trump Refusal to Continue COVID-19 Negotiations

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after President Trump announced via Twitter that he is refusing to continue good-faith negotiations on the next COVID-19 package until after the election: “I’m grateful President Trump received the highest-quality medical care and treatment after his COVID-19 diagnosis.  “But the millions of Americans who have […]

RELEASE: Bustos Helps Pass Updated Heroes Act to Finally Bring Relief to Local Communities, Critical Biofuels Producers

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Heroes 2.0 Act out of the House, the latest legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes critical provisions Congresswoman Bustos has championed since the passage of the first Heroes Act in May, including desperately-needed resources for cities and small towns, a special enrollment […]