BUSTOS, DURBIN, BALDWIN, SMITH INTRODUCE BILL TO ADDRESS TEACHER SHORTAGES IN LOW-INCOME AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Tina Smith (D-MN), today introduced a bicameral bill that would address severe nationwide shortages of early childhood and K-12 teachers that disproportionately impacts students from low-income backgrounds and students of color.  Exacerbated by low pay, school leadership […]

Bustos Helps Pass Strong National Defense Bill

Bill Includes Military Pay Raise, Support for Gold Star Families, National Guardsmen, Women Servicemembers WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, helped pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of the House. The bill includes key provisions to support Gold Star families and spouses […]

Bustos Secures Wins for Rock Island Arsenal, Peoria Air National Guard in Defense Appropriations Bill

With Bustos Priorities, Defense Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor for Final Passage WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass a Defense funding bill for Fiscal Year 2021 out of the powerful House Appropriations Committee that would work to expand manufacturing work at the Rock Island Arsenal, protect the Peoria 182nd Airlift Wing’s […]

VIDEO: Bustos Prioritizes Rural Health, Communities of Color in $196.5 Billion Appropriations Bill

WATCH: With Significant Bustos Wins, Legislation Heads to House Floor for Final Passage WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Fiscal Year 2021 funding package in the powerful Appropriations Committee, prioritizing communities of color, rural health care, mental health care, high-paying jobs and a quality education in the […]