Bustos Statement on Smithfield Foods Facility Closing

MONMOUTH – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement after reports that Smithfield Foods, Inc, will close its Monmouth facility next week: “The news that Smithfield Foods will close its Monmouth facility beginning next week is concerning. Public health and the safety of those at the facility must come first and I am glad […]

Bustos Statement on Mercyhealth’s Decision to Refuse Certain Medicaid Patients’ Insurance

Mercyhealth puts more than 66,000 people at risk Bustos: “Mercyhealth’s decision to refuse some Medicaid patients’ insurance would be deeply disappointing in the best of times, but in the midst of a pandemic it is unconscionable.” ROCKFORD – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement Rockford area hospital Mercyhealth’s announcement that they will no […]


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 after learning that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is transferring at least 20 inmates from Metropolitan Correction Center (MCC) Chicago, where there is a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak, to the United States Penitentiary (USP) […]

Bustos Helps Pass $484 Billion Interim Emergency Coronavirus Relief Package

VIDEO: Bustos speaks on the House Floor Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) cast her vote in favor of the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act $484 billion interim emergency package that will increase support for hospitals and health care workers, widespread testing, small businesses and farmers. The interim emergency coronavirus […]