BUSTOS, DURBIN, BALDWIN, SMITH INTRODUCE BILL TO ADDRESS TEACHER SHORTAGES IN LOW-INCOME AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Tina Smith (D-MN), today introduced a bicameral bill that would address severe nationwide shortages of early childhood and K-12 teachers that disproportionately impacts students from low-income backgrounds and students of color.  Exacerbated by low pay, school leadership […]

Bustos Pushes for Educational, Humanitarian Assistance Programs in Appropriations Bill

Bustos Helps Invest in Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs, Humanitarian Assistance State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor for Final Passage WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass a State and Foreign Operations funding bill out of the powerful House Appropriations Committee that prioritizes strategic investments in diplomacy and development […]

Bustos, Haaland, Palazzo Introduce Bipartisan Fix to National Guard Student Loan Repayment Program

Bill enhances student loan benefits so National Guard and Reserve members qualify for full student loan repayments Bill Text | One Pager WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (Ill.-17), Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Steven Palazzo (Miss.-04) introduced a bipartisan bill that enhances student loan benefits so National Guard and Reserve members qualify for full student loan repayments. […]

Bustos Announces $1.1 Million Award to Augustana College

Funding will support future high school math and science teachers in high-need school districts WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that Augustana College will receive a $1,134,515 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The grant will be used to encourage and effectively train science, technology, engineering […]