Bustos Helps Pass $8.3 Billion Coronavirus Funding Package

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020. The $8.3 billion emergency package includes funding for vaccine development, support for state and local governments and assistance for businesses effected by the coronavirus. “Americans deserve a comprehensive plan to make sure our country is prepared […]

VIDEO: Bustos Questions VA Secretary on Coronavirus Response, Transportation for Rural Veterans

CLICK HERE for a video of Congresswoman Bustos questioning Secretary Wilkie Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, questioned Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie during a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee hearing. Congresswoman Bustos asked Secretary Wilkie how the VA is coordinating with the Department […]

VIDEO: Bustos Questions National Guard Chief on More Than $1 Billion of Funding Diverted from National Guard Modernization

National Guard Chief: “It is a significant impact to us.” Funding Diversion Could Impact Peoria’s 182nd Airlift Wing   WASHINGTON – Today, in a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) questioned National Guard Bureau Chief, General Joseph L. Lengyel, on the recent diversion of more than $1 billion in federal funds […]

Bustos Meets First-Ever Rural Health Liaison

Rural Health Liaison Position Created by Bustos as part of 2018 Bipartisan Legislation Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) first-ever Rural Health Liaison, Betty-Ann Bryce, in her Washington, D.C. office. Last month, the USDA announced that Bryce would fill the Rural Health Liaison position, which was […]