Bustos Announces $6.2 Million in Federal Funding for Peoria Head Start Program

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced a $6,234,234 grant for Peoria Citizens for Economic Opportunity, Inc.’s Head Start programs from the Department of Health and Human Services. Head Start promotes school readiness for young children from underserved families by providing programming to enhance their cognitive, social […]

Bustos Receives Flood Briefing from Freeport Mayor, Surveys Flooding in the Community

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) met today with Jodi Miller, Mayor of Freeport; Dennis Carr, Public Works Director; and Alderman Art Ross to receive a briefing and observe flooding in the community. Congresswoman Bustos, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, has previously surveyed flooding in the Quad-Cities and has been in close […]

Bustos, LaHood Joint Statement on Meeting with ARS Administrator

WASHINGTON – Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after a meeting with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young: “The Ag Lab is a pillar of the Peoria community and we were pleased the White House heeded our continued calls to fully fund the facility in this year’s […]

Bustos, Crawford Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Agricultural Trade with Cuba

Illinois Farm Bureau, Soybean Growers Praise Legislation as Opportunity for Producers WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Rick Crawford (AR-01) introduced the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act – bipartisan legislation that will expand trade opportunities for American farmers and manufacturers. Currently, finance and marketing barriers exist that harm farmers’ competitiveness in the Cuban market […]