Bustos Announces $1.3 Million in Funding for Head Start in East Dubuque and Freeport

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $1,304,469 grant for the Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency to operate their Head Start program. Head Start promotes the school readiness for young children from low-income families from birth to age five by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. The grant was awarded through the […]

To Mark the 4th of July, Congresswoman Bustos Reintroduces her Bipartisan All-American Flag Act

Bustos has led effort to require all American flags purchased by the Department of Defense be made in America, but continues her push to expand this to the entire federal government WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reintroduced her All-American Flag Act. If signed into law, the bill would require the federal government to […]

Bipartisan Bustos Provision to Support Workload at Rock Island Arsenal Included in 2018 National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which included language introduced by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17). The provision comes from Congresswoman Bustos’ Army Arsenal Revitalization Act, and would help ensure that Army arsenals have the workload they need to plan ahead and remain […]

Jim and Ashley Thicksten share their “Hear from the Heartland” story about how Trumpcare could hurt their family

“I worry about once you stop focusing on the rights of an individual, and you see someone who has a preexisting condition as maybe not quite as important as someone that doesn’t – where does it stop?” WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, released her fourth […]