AUDIO: Bustos Helps Pass National Apprenticeship Act

More Than 57,000 Jobs Lost in Northwest and Central Illinois at Height of COVID-19 Pandemic WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act, which would create nearly 1 million additional apprenticeship opportunities over the next five years and accelerate our economic recovery by providing employers a pipeline of talented […]

Bustos Announces Availability of Paycheck Protection Program Funds for Illinois Small Businesses

Paycheck Protection Program resumes following latest COVID-19 relief legislation WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) encouraged struggling businesses to seek assistance from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is once again available following the passage of the latest COVID-19 relief legislation. “While we are still reeling from last week’s attack […]

BUSTOS, DURBIN, DUCKWORTH, LOEBSACK SECURE NEW INITIATIVE TO BOLSTER STAFFING AT USP THOMSON

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02), with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), applauded the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) approval of a 25 percent relocation and recruitment incentive for all departments at Thomson Prison. This new incentive will be made available to new employees at the […]

AUDIO: Bustos Hosts Latino and Black Small Business Roundtables with Chairwoman Velazquez and Whip Jim Clyburn

Local chambers of commerce, small business owners and other stakeholders discuss available resources and overcoming challenges unique to each community WASHINGTON – This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) hosted virtual small business assistance roundtables for Latino and Black small business owners from across the region to provide resources to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]