USDA Adopts Bustos’ Bipartisan Strategy to Combat Opioids Addiction in Rural America

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Senator Donnelly (D-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation in July of 2017 to help rural communities combat the opioid epidemic EAST MOLINE– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will give funding priority in two key grant programs to help combat the opioid epidemic in […]

Congresswoman Bustos announces $43 million in federal loans for Midwest Medical Center in Galena

U.S. Department of Agriculture Funding will support local hospital and improve traffic safety WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced $43 million in federal loans from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Midwest Medical Center in Galena, Illinois. The funding comes from the USDA’s Office of Rural Development, and these low-interest loans allow […]

Bustos & LaMalfa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create a New Position at the Department of Agriculture Focused on Serving Rural Health Care Needs

The Rural Health Liaison Act will strengthen health care delivery in rural communities. Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) introduced a bipartisan bill that will designate a Rural Health Liaison at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), who will act as a direct point of contact at the […]

Congresswoman Bustos’ Bipartisan Bill to Assist Rural Communities Ravaged by the Opioid Crisis Included in Bipartisan Heroin Task Force’s 2018 Agenda

WASHINGTON –  Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined fellow members of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, which released its legislative agenda for 2018. The agenda includes Bustos’ bipartisan bill, The Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities Act, which seeks to address the lack of resources to combat addiction in rural areas. “Opioid addiction knows no boundaries,” […]