Bustos Statement on Illinois Stay at Home Order

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the below statement today, following the announcement of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order: “Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that Illinois will join other jurisdictions in taking significant steps to reduce the rapid spread of the coronavirus throughout our communities. “It is important that Illinoisans and Americans work together […]

Bustos Statement on Senate Passage of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the below statement today, following news that the Senate passed the House’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act. “From affordability of testing to meals for kids whose schools are closed, and from paid sick days for those who may be ill to unemployment insurance for those who lose work […]

Bustos Statement on President Invoking Defense Production Act to Ramp Up Medical Supply Production

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement in response to the President’s announcement that he will invoke the Defense Production Act of 1950 in the wake of the Coronavirus: “Earlier this week, I signed on to a letter urging President Trump to utilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) to help our […]

ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION URGES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TO APPROVE FEDERAL LOAN ASSISTANCE FOR ILLINOIS IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

WASHINGTON – Today, members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza supporting Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s request for a SBA Economic Injury Declaration for Illinois amid the coronavirus pandemic.  As of this week, more than 100 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Illinois, and Governor […]