Reps. Bustos & Carter introduce legislation to increase access to opioid addiction treatment in rural America

Bipartisan bill improves access to treatment via telemedicine   Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) introduced legislation to increase access to treatment for those suffering from opioid and other addictions. Currently, federal law prohibits a medical practitioner from dispensing controlled substances through the internet without first evaluating […]

Congresswoman Bustos’ Statement on the Retirement of Speaker Ryan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), issued the following statement on the retirement of Speaker Paul Ryan. “I wish Speaker Ryan well, but I really wish I could offer congratulations to him on a job well done. However, on his watch the deficit exploded to more than $1 trillion, endangering Social Security and Medicare. He […]

Congresswoman Bustos highlights health alert on the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), issued the following statement as a result of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reporting 107 cases of synthetic cannabis use resulting in severe bleeding, and three deaths. Two of the recent fatalities came from Peoria and Tazewell Counties. “I want to be very clear, synthetic cannabinoids […]

Congresswoman Bustos Accepting Final Submissions for 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Deadline is Thursday, April 12th, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reminds high school students across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition by Thursday, April 12, 2018. There is a limit of one entry per student. “Every year, I’m blown away to see such incredible artwork […]