Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces $700,000 Grant For Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center In Peoria

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $708,686 grant for the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) in Peoria.  Today’s grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  IMEC was established in 1996 to improve the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois’ small and mid-sized manufacturing firms.  For more […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces $90,000 In Funding For Creation Of Freeport-Area Regional Manufacturing Alliance

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $92,701 Economic Adjustment Assistance grant to help fund the creation of a Freeport-area regional manufacturing alliance.  The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). “I’m pleased to announce this important investment in Freeport workers and the economy of the surrounding area,” said […]

Lawmaker leads effort for veterans

Just about every politician considers veterans essential. The question is, will VA employees get that distinction in a government shutdown? Thursday, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, whose district includes Whiteside County, led an effort to protect veterans in the event of a “politically induced” shutdown. She wrote a letter, signed by 36 of her […]

Bustos, Durbin, Kirk, Davis Bipartisan Bill to Improve Illinois Locks & Dams Advances, Moves to House Floor for Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman Rodney Davis (RIL-13) announced that a key provision of their bipartisan and bicameral legislation to help speed up repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers overwhelmingly passed the House […]