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Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Dave Loebsack (IA-2) participated in an event at the Library of Congress where they presented video and audio records of 31 veterans from the Quad-Cities. The interviews were conducted by Quad-Cities PBS station WQPT.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a two year bill to fund the federal government. While Bustos largely agreed with many positive aspects of the compromise, she strongly pushed back on a provision that would have harmed Illinois farmers.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced Illinois will be receiving nearly $12 million in United States Department of Agriculture funding from the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. Nationally, these funds will be used to nearly double the number of fueling pumps that supply renewable fuels to American motorists.
This announcement comes after months of behind the scenes work by Rep. Bustos to secure these funds to strengthen Illinois’ agricultural economy.
Today, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D, IL-17) and Rodney Davis (R, IL-13) announced they will be traveling to Cuba as part of a bipartisan agricultural trade mission to establish new economic development and export opportunities for Illinois farmers. The Oct. 11-14 trip, which is being sponsored by the Illinois Cuba Working Group, will include meetings and discussions with officials from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alimport (which coordinates all overseas purchases in Cuba), a tour of the Cuban marketplace and several additional diplomatic meetings.
This past weekend, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) traveled to Peoria and Rockford to talk about the impact that a government shutdown would have on our local economy.
Washington, D.C. - Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos thanked working families from across the 17th Congressional District for being a part of her most productive district work period to date. In all, Rep. Bustos held over 40 official events, meetings and job fairs during the August Congressional recess which ran from July 31 - September 7th.
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