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 […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Hosts Successful Third Annual Economic Summit

Rep. Bustos encourages manufacturers to host a student or recent graduate as an apprentice or intern in 2016 to retain talented young people in our region.   ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos hosted the Third Annual Economic Summit at Augustana College, building upon roundtables she hosted earlier this year with manufacturers in […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes for the Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted to pass the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act. This common sense legislation makes meaningful investments in Illinois schools and takes an important step toward replacing the broken No Child Left Behind Act.   “Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, that’s why I was […]

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