Congresswoman Bustos Statement on House Passage of Opioid Package

Bustos included key provisions to increase access for treatment in rural communities and protect children born with opioid dependence WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement regarding the passage of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act in the House, a bipartisan package of legislation designed to address the opioid epidemic that […]


Package includes prevention and treatment measures on DEA quotas, infant opioid dependence, telemedicine and child trauma ROCK ISLAND – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos today discussed their work to address the opioid epidemic. The Senate passed an opioid package on Monday and the House passed similar legislation in June. These bills […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces Grant for Mercer County Health Department to Improve Mental Health Care Access

Aledo, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a Rural Health Outreach Grant for the Mercer County Health Department from the Health Resources and Services Administration. These grants focus on enhancing access to care and addressing challenges to health services in rural communities. Specifically, the Mercer County Mental Health Consortium will implement the Mercer […]

VIDEO: Congresswoman Bustos Speaks on Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Passes in the House

Washington- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) took to the House floor to speak on the Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act, which passed with bipartisan support. Congresswoman Bustos introduced this legislation with Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) to increase access to treatment for those suffering from addiction. Small towns and rural communities across America […]