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Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and the other members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Obama asking him to issue a Secretarial Disaster Declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Illinois counties impacted by heavy rainfall. This would allow farmers in the region severely impacted by flooding to receive low interest emergency USDA loans.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) applauded the news that the City of Rockford was one of 28 communities selected from across the nation to take part in ConnectHOME, a new federal program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to accelerate access to high-speed internet for low-income households.
Watch Bustos’ Speech On The Floor Of The U.S. House of Representatives HERE