Bipartisan Bustos Provision to Support Workload at Rock Island Arsenal Included in 2018 National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which included language introduced by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17). The provision comes from Congresswoman Bustos’ Army Arsenal Revitalization Act, and would help ensure that Army arsenals have the workload they need to plan ahead and remain […]

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 […]