Bustos’ Legislation to Protect Infants from Opioid Exposure Passes Out of Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that her bipartisan bill to improve care for children born with opioid addiction has passed out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Bustos’ bill, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act (H.R. 4978), now moves toward full consideration by the House. “As a mother, I […]

Bustos Urges Rauner to Release State Funding for Quad-Cities to Chicago Passenger Rail

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged Governor Bruce Rauner to release previously approved state funding to build a Quad-Cities to Chicago passenger rail line. Last May, Governor Rauner used an executive order to halt this funding and, with federal funding already secured, the Governor’s executive order has left a critical economic development project […]

Rep. Bustos Announces Watchdog Task Force to Investigate Lead Levels in Illinois’ 17th District and Develop Solutions

WASHINGTON – In a floor speech delivered today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the launch of a watchdog task force in her office to investigate lead levels throughout Illinois’ 17th District, investigate problems of lead contamination and work with government officials at all levels to develop solutions. Bustos made this announcement in a floor speech where […]

Reps. Bustos and Jenkins Introduce Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced that they have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve care for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), exposure to opioids during pregnancy. H.R. 4978, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act will expand our knowledge of care of NAS babies, including the […]