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’ […]

Bustos Highlights Rock Island Arsenal’s Role in Defending Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Today, during a House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) highlighted the logistics role that Joint Munitions Command (JMC) – headquartered at the Rock Island Arsenal – is playing in Eastern Europe to support Ukraine. Experts from Joint Munitions Command have also been deployed to provide technical assistance to our allies in Eastern Europe. […]

GALESBURG, CANTON, MONMOUTH: Bustos Announces Federal Grants & Loans to Clean Up Polluted Brownfield Sites

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee,announced that the Biden Administration has awarded Prairie Hills Conservation and Development, Inc. $1.5 million in grants and loans that will go toward cleaning up contaminated brownfield sites in Galesburg, Canton and Monmouth.  “Communities across Northwest and Central Illinois are burdened by abandoned […]

MERCER COUNTY: Bustos Announces $845,000 for Swedona Water Association

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee,announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Swedona Water Association in Mercer County $845,000 in grants and loans to improve wastewater infrastructure.  “When we think about the infrastructure impacting our lives each and every day, we can’t forget about […]