Bustos Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Pell Grants for Students

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act, a bipartisan bill that will allow students to use their Pell Grant awards year-round. Joining Congresswoman Bustos to introduce this bipartisan legislation are Republican Representatives Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26). Congresswoman Bustos has long been pushing […]

Reps. Bustos, Rush: A fight for safe drinking water in schools

By Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Bobby L. Rush (IL-01). Originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. Whether you live on the South Side of Chicago or in rural Illinois, we all want the very best for our communities. As Illinoisans, we know the success of our state depends on the success of our families and […]

Congresswoman Bustos Announces $2.2 Million in Funding for Head Start in Henderson, Knox and Warren Counties

ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $2,249,880 federal grant for West Central Community Services which provides Head Start educational support to children in Henderson, Knox and Warren counties. Head Start promotes the school readiness for young children from low-income families from birth to age five by enhancing their cognitive, social […]

Bustos Urges Governor Rauner to Solve Higher Education, Budget Crisis

WASHINGTON – Last night, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and several members of Illinois’ Congressional Delegation expressed disappointment and extreme concern over the impact of Governor Rauner’s budget standoff on college students and higher education in Illinois. In February, Governor Rauner vetoed a higher education bill that would have freed up state funds for higher education […]

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