BUSTOS BILL TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES GAINS MOMENTUM

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced the support of four organizations for her bipartisan Social Determinants Accelerator Act of 2019, which she introduced last month with Representatives Tom Cole (OK-04), Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05). This legislation would create a federal grant program to empower states and local governments to tackle […]

ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS URGE CENSUS BUREAU TO ENSURE FULL AND FAIR COUNT FOR 2020 CENSUS

WASHINGTON – The Democratic members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham urging him to ensure a full and fair count of the State of Illinois with the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census.  The members expressed concern with administrative and technological changes being made to the upcoming […]

BUSTOS SLAMS EPA FOR UNDERMINING BIOFUEL PRODUCTION

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of the House Agriculture Committee – released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved 31 small refinery biofuel waivers, undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and our agricultural economy: “Let’s be clear – today’s announcement from the EPA is another blow […]

DURBIN, DUCKWORTH, BUSTOS, LOEBSACK ANNOUNCE $1.2 MILLION IN DOT FUNDING FOR QUAD CITIES FERRYBOAT DOCK

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02), announced today that Quad Cities MetroLINK will receive $1,200,000 in federal grant funding to replace an old Channel Cat dock in Davenport. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Passenger Ferry Grant […]