Bustos Events Focus on Health Care, Veterans, Education, Local Economy Washington – Last week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) visited all 14 counties across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, traveled over 900 miles, held 18 events and meetings, and announced more than $25 million in federal funds for the region. “I always say we’re given two ears […]

Bustos Response to President’s Budget

Administration Fails to Live Up to Promises to Protect Medicaid or Invest in Infrastructure $25 Billion Slashed from Federal Crop Insurance Program that Protects Farmers From Severe Weather and Price Drops Rural America sees Funding for Broadband, Health Clinics, Economic Development Gutted WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, […]

Bustos Announces Nearly $3 Million in Federal Funding for Project NOW’s Head Start Programs

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced a $2,868,335 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for Project NOW, Inc.’s Head Start programs. Head Start promotes school readiness for young children from underserved families by providing programming to enhance their cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to age five. “Head Start programs […]

Bustos Votes to Block DeVos and Dept. of Education’s Harmful Borrower Defense Rule

Rule Denies Debt Relief for Defrauded Student Borrowers Washington – Today, Congresswoman Bustos cast her vote to support H.J. Res 76, a joint resolution that would block a harmful U.S. Department of Education (Department) rule that denies debt relief to defrauded borrowers, leaving hundreds of thousands of students in the lurch. “At a time when […]