ROCKFORD: Bustos Announces $3.9 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites

ROCKFORD — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee,announced that the Biden Administration has awarded Rockford, Illinois, $3.9 million in grants to supplement the city’s Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund. With these funds, the City of Rockford will expand loan and grant opportunities for property owners and communities to clean up […]

Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan Poverty Reduction Legislation

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the bipartisan Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022,which would deliver vital resources to help community organizations in Northwest and Central Illinois reduce poverty.  “Local organizations are some of our best tools to address poverty in our local communities – and for decades, the Community Services Block Grant […]

Bustos Statement on One Million COVID-19 Deaths

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement as the United States surpassed one million COVID-19 deaths.  “Over the last two years, our nation has faced unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we mark the loss of one million lives to this deadly virus.  “As we surpass this tragic milestone, I’m thinking of each […]

Bustos Votes to Improve Access to Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Federal Firefighters

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the bipartisan Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2022 – a bill to improve access to workers’ compensation benefits for federal firefighters. “Firefighters put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our families safe – and those who become sick due to their service deserve our support,” said […]