Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces $855,000 In Grants For Local Health Centers

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced four grants totaling $855,472 to support healthcare in the region. These grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Cluster Program. The grants provide for community-based health care organizations that provide primary care in underserved areas. “I’m […]

Bustos Seeks Answers On Protections For Americans From Ebola Threat

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to do everything in its power to protect American citizens, both at home and traveling and living abroad, from the Ebola threat currently spreading throughout West Africa.  In her letter to the Director of the CDC, Bustos urged the federal […]

Bustos Urges Local Participation In National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Tomorrow

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged communities across the region to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a national initiative aimed at encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs that are prone to abuse and theft. “Proactively ridding our homes of unused or unwanted prescription drugs are a small […]

Bustos Helps Lead New Effort To Protect Children From Dangerous & Addictive E-Cigarettes

New Bill Would Ban Marketing Of E-Cigarettes To Children & Teens WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) joined with Representatives Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), and Tim Bishop (D-NY) to introduce the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act to prohibit the advertising of dangerous and […]