Rep. Bustos Releases U.S. EPA Letter that Recommends Action in Galesburg

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos received a copy of a letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency that recommended several of the proposed actions which the City of Galesburg is now considering following last night’s City Council meeting. The letter, dated April 20, 2016, recommends that […]

Rep. Bustos Announces Watchdog Task Force to Investigate Lead Levels in Illinois’ 17th District and Develop Solutions

WASHINGTON – In a floor speech delivered today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the launch of a watchdog task force in her office to investigate lead levels throughout Illinois’ 17th District, investigate problems of lead contamination and work with government officials at all levels to develop solutions. Bustos made this announcement in a floor speech where […]

Reps. Bustos and Jenkins Introduce Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced that they have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve care for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), exposure to opioids during pregnancy. H.R. 4978, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act will expand our knowledge of care of NAS babies, including the […]

Bustos Calls for Action for Families in Galesburg with Lead Contaminated Water

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) wrote an op-ed in the Galesburg Register-Mail and gave a speech on the Floor of the House urging action to achieve a long-term solution to the problem of elevated lead levels in Galesburg’s water. On Friday, Bustos met with Galesburg City officials and the Knox County Health Department […]