Reps. Bustos & Carter introduce legislation to increase access to opioid addiction treatment in rural America

Bipartisan bill improves access to treatment via telemedicine   Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) introduced legislation to increase access to treatment for those suffering from opioid and other addictions. Currently, federal law prohibits a medical practitioner from dispensing controlled substances through the internet without first evaluating […]

Congresswoman Bustos highlights health alert on the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), issued the following statement as a result of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reporting 107 cases of synthetic cannabis use resulting in severe bleeding, and three deaths. Two of the recent fatalities came from Peoria and Tazewell Counties. “I want to be very clear, synthetic cannabinoids […]

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 […]