Bustos Hires Astoria Native Trevor Reuschel as Her New Legislative Director

As Congress Prepares to take on a new Farm Bill, Bustos brings aboard Legislative Staffer with deep experience in Agricultural Policy

ASTORIA, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has hired Trevor Reuschel as her new Legislative Director. Reuschel has spent the last two years working in the United States Department of Agriculture, finishing his time as the Chief of Staff of the office of the Deputy Secretary. Prior to joining the USDA, Reuschel was a legislative staffer for Senator Durbin where he focused his work on agriculture, labor, telecommunication and other issues of great importance to rural Illinois. A native of the town of Astoria and graduate of Astoria High School in Fulton County, Trevor earned his B.A. in History from the Quincy University.

“I’m very excited to welcome Trevor Reuschel as our new Legislative Director because he has a deep understanding of the challenges facing rural Illinois and the experience to help us make a difference,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, this is a very important year to make sure we’re prepared to stand up for our family farmers as Congress begins debate on the new Farm Bill. With Trevor leading our office’s legislative efforts, I’m confident that we’ll do our part to build a successful, 21st century heartland.”

“In a lot of ways, it’s like coming home.  It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve the hardworking men and women from the communities where I grew up,” said Trevor Reuschel. “Congresswoman Bustos understands that our farmers and our agricultural industries are the backbone of rural communities and we’re going to work to create the right economic environment where they can grow and succeed. The stakes are high for rural Americans and we’re never going to give up in the fight to build a better future for all of our families.”