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 […]

DURBIN, DUCKWORTH, BUSTOS ANNOUNCE $1.9 MILLION IN DOT FUNDING FOR RIVER FERRYBOAT TERMINAL IN ROCK ISLAND

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL), announced today that Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District will receive $1,986,500 in grant funding for the construction of a new Channel Cat Passenger Ferryboat Terminal in Moline. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Passenger Ferryboat Discretionary Fund […]

Bustos & LaHood write USDA seeking to end functional Hiring Freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood worked across the aisle in 2017 and 2018 to protect the Ag Lab from closure under the President’s budget Peoria, IL – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky calling for an end to the hiring freeze […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on Washington Republicans partisan “Farm Bill”

The Farm Bill passed through the House Agriculture Committee today along a party-line vote. If this bill becomes law, it will harm small towns by slashing $500 million from rural development, cutting $800 million in conservation spending, stripping farmers of crop insurance choices and it’s projected to kick one million working poor off nutrition assistance. […]