Bustos Statement on Supreme Court’s Recognition of Federal Employment Protections for LGBTQ+ Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia: “Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision recognizing federal employment protections for gay, lesbian and transgender Americans is a major step towards equality for all and recognizes that no one should ever fear for their […]

Bustos Announces Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funding in Response to COVID-19

Peoria and Rockford to receive second round of support WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced a total of $1,953,478 in federal funding in direct response to the passage of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is the second round of funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency […]

Bustos, Wild Introduce Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide Prevention Act of 2020 As Mental Illness Reaches Epidemic Levels

Leading national organizations call for Crisis Care Improvement legislation 45 percent of adults reported that COVID-19 has negatively impacted mental health WASHINGTON – As our nation continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the wake of the opioid crisis, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Susan Wild (PA-07) introduced the Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide […]

Bustos Hosts Librarian of Congress for Teleconference with Local Libraries

Librarians from Across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District Join Teleconference WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) hosted Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, for a teleconference with librarians from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District – including those from our largest cities to the smallest towns, including the Rockford and Rock Island areas – to provide […]