Bustos Announces More Than $7 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs

Washington– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced more than $7 million in funding for the operation of three Head Start programs throughout Northwest and Central Illinois. The three grant recipients are the Northwestern Illinois Community Actions Agency, Rock Island-Milan School District and Tri-County Opportunities Council. The grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Bustos Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Against Hardworking Families

The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of powerful special interests in Janus v. AFSCME undermines public sector unions Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME that undermines protections for 17.3 million public employees throughout the United States. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, who represents Illinois where this […]

More than 100 House Democrats Sign Bustos-led Letter Demanding Details On How Many Tax Dollars are Being Spent on President Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Bustos Letter asks the Departments of Homeland Security and Health & Human Services how many hard-earned tax dollars were and are being used to tear children from their families Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and 107 of her Democratic colleagues sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Health and […]

Bustos Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal for 2019. The EPA’s announcement maintains current requirements for biofuels such as ethanol and slightly raises the levels for biodiesel. Unfortunately, it did absolutely nothing to close a glaring loophole that is undercutting biofuels and hurting American […]