MOLINE – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement in response to reports that two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at United States Penitentiary (USP) Thomson. BOP reportedly tested the inmates in preparation for transferring them to another BOP facility. “We […]

VIDEO: Bustos Questions Racial Disparities, CDC Recommendations for Prisons in CDC Hearing Focused on COVID-19

Redfield: “This is one of the critical public health issues of our time – the social determinants of health.” WASHINGTON – Today, in a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) questioned Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield about the disparate impact of coronavirus in communities of color, how social […]

Bustos Statement on George Floyd Memorial

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement: “As the world comes together to mourn the loss of George Floyd, today my prayers are with his family, loved ones, and all those who join in remembering his life. While his family celebrates his life this afternoon, millions of Americans continue to call for […]

Bustos Statement on Mercyhealth-Molina Healthcare Deal Reached

ROCKFORD – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement today, in response to the announcement that Mercyhealth and Molina Healthcare have reached an agreement to ensure that Molina Healthcare Medicaid members will be served at Mercyhealth in Rockford. “While today’s news means that thousands of Medicaid patients in Rockford will continue to have their insurance […]