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 […]

Bustos & Durbin Discuss Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen, Revitalize the Rock Island Arsenal

ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference outside of the Rock Island Arsenal to discuss Bustos’ recently introduced, bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA), which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Rock Island Arsenal. Senator Durbin […]

Bustos Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that he has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. “Chief Judge Garland is a bipartisan choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy and he has more federal judicial experience than any […]

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