Bustos Joins President Biden to Announce Lower Internet Service Costs for Low-Income Americans

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined President Joe Biden at the White House to announce a new agreement between the Administration and internet providers to offer high-speed internet service to tens of millions of American families.  “As we do the hard work of ensuring that broadband cables reach every home in America, we’ve also got to make sure […]

Bustos Announces $176,000 in Federal Funding for HomeStart

ROCKFORD — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee,announced that HomeStart, an organization based in Rockford and Freeport, will receive $176,000 in funding from NeighborWorks America to revitalize and sustain neighborhoods.  “Homes are at the heart of each and every one of our communities. And ensuring every family has access to […]

Bustos Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Draft

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn the longstanding Roe v. Wade precedent:  “In America, we don’t allow the government to come into our home and force a decision on us and our family. Yet that’s exactly what this draft opinion prepares to […]

Bustos Announces Winner and Runners-Up of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced the winner and runners-up of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. Each year, Bustos invites high school students from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition.  The first-place winner this year is Taylor Whitehall from Pekin Community High […]