Bustos Hosts Small Business Assistance Webinar

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) hosted a small business webinar with more than 60 participants, which included small business owners, lenders, local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to provide resources for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on businesses with less […]

Bustos, Garbarino, Crow, Rice Unveil New Business Succession Planning Legislation

More Than 58 Percent of Business Owners Do Not Have a Succession Plan WASHINGTON – TodayRepresentatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Andrew Garbarino (NY-02), Jason Crow (CO-06) and Tom Rice (SC-07) unveiled new bipartisan legislation that would provide small business owners the support needed to create a business succession plan. In 2019, Representative Bustos held economic roundtables […]

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 […]