Bustos to CDC Director: We Must Increase Vaccination Rates in Rural America

In second hearing this week, Bustos pushes to remove barriers to vaccination in rural areas WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee discussed how to increase vaccination rates in rural areas and address vaccine hesitancy with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky […]

Bustos, Cole, McGovern, Mullin Introduce Key Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Overall Health Outcomes

Bustos Bill Earns More Than 80 Endorsements Biden Administration Calls for Increase in Funding for Program Modeled After Bustos Bill WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) re-introduced the bipartisan Social Determinants Accelerator Act. Joining her to introduce the bill are Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02). The bill would […]

Bustos Announces More Than $14.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Health Centers

Health center locations include Whiteside, Knox, Henderson and Rockford Counties ROCKFORD – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced more than $14.7 million in grants for health centers located in Whiteside, Knox, Henderson and Rockford Counties in order to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). These federal grants were awarded […]

ACA Special Enrollment Period Extended to August 15th: Bustos Urges Illinoisans to Review Health Care Options

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged Illinoisans to review their health insurance options during the health exchange’s special open enrollment period, which was recently extended by three months. Open enrollment will now last until August 15th in accordance with President Joe Biden’s Executive Order to open the marketplace for Americans during the COVID-19 […]