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 […]

Bustos calls out President Trump for breaking campaign promise to lower the price of prescription drugs through Medicare negotiation

Trump’s announced plan excludes the most substantive step he could take to make prescription drugs more affordable for hardworking families Bustos helped introduce Democratic Better Deal on Lowering Prescription Drug Prices last summer which included this common-sense proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices Moline, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos expressed great disappointment […]

Bustos Introduces Legislation to Protect Children Born with Opioid Dependence

WASHINGTON- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced the Preventing NAS and Protecting Babies Act which would improve treatment options for babies born with dependence on heroin or other opioids as a result of their mother’s use while pregnant. “As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep our country, the most vulnerable amongst us are far too often […]