Bustos & LaHood write USDA seeking to end functional Hiring Freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood worked across the aisle in 2017 and 2018 to protect the Ag Lab from closure under the President’s budget Peoria, IL – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky calling for an end to the hiring freeze […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on Washington Republicans partisan “Farm Bill”

The Farm Bill passed through the House Agriculture Committee today along a party-line vote. If this bill becomes law, it will harm small towns by slashing $500 million from rural development, cutting $800 million in conservation spending, stripping farmers of crop insurance choices and it’s projected to kick one million working poor off nutrition assistance. […]

Bustos Applauds Planned $30 Million investment to Improve Joint Manufacturing Technology Center’s Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities

Bustos recently visited Rock Island Arsenal with Senator Durbin and Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to discuss the Arsenal’s future WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the Army’s plan to invest $30 million to support advanced manufacturing capabilities at the Rock Island Arsenal’s Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. This news comes […]

Durbin, Bustos Announce New Guidance From Army To Improve Rock Island Arsenal Competitiveness

ROCK ISLAND – U.S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) today announced new guidance from the Army that will help manufacturing at the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) remain competitive with the private sector and maintain a reliable workload. The new guidance will ensure that RIA is given fair consideration for every Army […]