VIDEO: Bustos Introduces Illinois Attorney General at Appropriations Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul at a hearing for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The hearing focused on combatting “wage theft” – when workers are not awarded the wages they’ve rightfully earned on the job – and the Department of […]

BUSTOS, SMITH, DURBIN, GRASSLEY, BLUNT & BALDWIN LEAD EFFORT TO FUND THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCKS ALONG UPPER MISSISSIPPI & ILLINOIS RIVERS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and Jason Smith (R-MO-8), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to House and Senate appropriators urging the inclusion of funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) in the Fiscal Year […]

Bustos Announces $1.4 Million Federal Investment in Knox County Health Center

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the Knox County Health Department will receive $1,427,754 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Cluster Program. These grants help community-based health care organizations provide primary care for underserved communities. Congresswoman Bustos is a member of the powerful House […]

Bustos Helps Pass Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass a long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA). The landmark VAWA legislation was first passed by Congress and signed into law in 1994 and, like previous reauthorizations, this bill makes improvements based on the recommendations of law enforcement, victim service providers […]