Bustos Statement on Washington Republican Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after the president and Washington Republicans shut the federal government down: “Let’s be clear – this government shutdown, driven by House Republicans and the president, was completely avoidable. Washington’s constant culture of failure and ineffectiveness was on full display this week – and families across […]

Bustos Legislation to Support Gold Star Spouses Passes U.S. Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act to support widows and widowers of fallen soldiers, sending the bill to the President’s desk. The bill extends residential leasing protections to surviving spouses of servicemembers killed in the line of duty. The language of this legislation was included […]

U.S. House Passes Bustos’ Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Local Water Infrastructure

Peoria Applauds Bustos’ Work on Behalf of Community, Plans to Leverage Program to Create Jobs WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded House passage of the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act she helped introduce. This legislation formalizes the process for communities to create integrated plans for water […]

Bustos Announces Federal Dollars for Lead Abatement, Encourages Illinoisans to Apply for Grant Funding

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced federal funding for lead abatement that will be available to families in Galesburg and across Illinois. The funding will come through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – specifically, the Lead Hazard Reduction Program (LHRP) and HUD’s Healthy Homes funding. “Today’s news is welcome and overdue for […]