Bustos Announces More Than $7.1 Million in Federal Funding for Peoria Head Start

PEORIA – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced a $7,137,002 grant for Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc.’s Head Start programs from the Department of Health and Human Services. “This investment in local Head Start programs is key to making sure that Peoria’s children have access […]

PHOTOS: Bustos Visits Galesburg & Viola Small Businesses to Highlight American Rescue Plan, PPP Bills to Help Struggling Owners

Bustos Recently Passed and Introduced Bills to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Funding, Help Owners Create Business Succession Plans WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) visited local small businesses in Viola and Galesburg to show her support for them amid the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the American Rescue Plan as well as legislation she has […]

Bustos Statement on Postmaster DeJoy’s Proposal to Slash USPS Services

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy revealed a 10-year plan to slash consumer postal services, establish delayed first-class delivery windows and reduce office hours or close locations altogether, all while hiking postage prices: “The postal service is just that – a service, not a business – […]

ACA Special Enrollment Period Extended to August 15th: Bustos Urges Illinoisans to Review Health Care Options

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged Illinoisans to review their health insurance options during the health exchange’s special open enrollment period, which was recently extended by three months. Open enrollment will now last until August 15th in accordance with President Joe Biden’s Executive Order to open the marketplace for Americans during the COVID-19 […]