Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth, Housing and Access to Credit

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion and Economic Justice Act – a comprehensive legislative package promoting racial and economic justice in employment, income, wealth, housing and access to credit.  “A person’s race should never put the American Dream at further reach. But despite the progress we’ve made, our nation continues […]

Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Better Direct Federal Aid to Communities with Persistent Poverty

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the bipartisan Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act of 2022 to better direct federal funding toward communities with high levels of persistent poverty.  This legislation would help bring more resources to communities in Northwest and Central Illinois where more than 20 percent of households are in poverty. In Illinois’ […]

ROCKFORD: Bustos Announces More Than $3.4 Million in Federal Housing & Urban Development Grants

ROCKFORD — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that more than $3.4 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have been awarded to Rockford, Illinois. The grants will be used to develop housing as well as to address and prevent homelessness in the community. […]

Bustos, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Revitalize America’s Neighborhoods

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and John Katko (R-NY-24) introduced bipartisan legislation to fund neighborhood improvement efforts renovating abandoned and distressed properties. The Neighborhood Reinvestment and Revitalization Act would create a new, $25 million competitive grant program within the NeighborWorks program to fund the demolition and rehabilitation of abandoned or severely distressed […]