Bustos Helps Pass Bill to Automatically Enroll Veterans in VA Health Care Services

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, voted for the Ensuring Veterans’ Smooth Transition (EVEST) Act which would automatically enroll all eligible veterans into Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services. The legislation passed the House with bipartisan support.  “When our nation’s Veterans leave military service, […]

Bustos Announces More Than $7.7 Million in Grants for Local Health Centers

MOLINE — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced more than $7.7 million in federal grants to health centers in Whiteside, Henderson and Winnebago Counties. The grants were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Center Cluster Grant Program. As a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on […]

Bustos Leads Social Determinants of Health Caucus in Briefing on Role of Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Salud Carbajal (D-CA), members of the Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus, held the Caucus’s first briefing focused on the role of transportation as a social determinant of health. The briefing highlighted transportation barriers that impact individuals’ health and […]

Bustos Announces $1.9 Million for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Galesburg

GALESBURG  — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced a grant of $1,964,930 will be received by Bridgeway, Inc. in Galesburg to support mental health and substance abuse services. Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, are on the rise following the COVID-19 pandemic, while concerns over the opioid epidemic are […]