Jim and Ashley Thicksten share their “Hear from the Heartland” story about how Trumpcare could hurt their family

“I worry about once you stop focusing on the rights of an individual, and you see someone who has a preexisting condition as maybe not quite as important as someone that doesn’t – where does it stop?” WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, released her fourth […]

Bustos Announces Nearly $2.4 Million in Funding for Head Start in the Rock Island-Milan School District

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $2,394,899 grant for the Head Start program in the Rock Island-Milan school district. Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families from birth to age five by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department […]

Bustos, Loebsack Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Rock Island Arsenal and Bolster Quad-Cities’ Economy

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) introduced the bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act, which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Rock Island Arsenal. Joining Representatives Bustos and Loebsack as original cosponsors are Representatives Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Paul Tonko (NY-20), both of […]

Bustos Statement on Trumpcare’s Senate CBO Score

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, released the following statement after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Senate Republicans’ current draft of Trumpcare: “Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed that hardworking Americans will pay more for less care and fewer protections […]