Bustos, Crawford Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Agricultural Trade with Cuba

Illinois Farm Bureau, Soybean Growers Praise Legislation as Opportunity for Producers WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Rick Crawford (AR-01) introduced the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act – bipartisan legislation that will expand trade opportunities for American farmers and manufacturers. Currently, finance and marketing barriers exist that harm farmers’ competitiveness in the Cuban market […]

VIDEO: Bustos Fights for Peoria Air National Guard, Rock Island Arsenal During Appropriations Hearing

CLICK HERE for video of Congresswoman Bustos ICYMI: Military leader says national emergency declaration poses an “unacceptable risk” for readiness and national security WASHINGTON – Yesterday in a hearing of a powerful House Appropriations subcommittee regarding military construction requests, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) addressed the allocation of $9 million for a new Fire House at […]

Bustos Applauds House Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the House passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act which, as an original co-sponsor, she helped introduce earlier this year. This would help close the wage gap and boost the financial security of both women and their families. When Illinois women only make an average of 80 cents for every […]

VIDEO: Bustos Stands Up for Students and Teachers to Secretary of Education DeVos

CLICK HERE for a video of Congresswoman Bustos questioning Secretary of Education DeVos WASHINGTON – Today in a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to review the president’s FY2020 Budget Request for the Department of Education (Department), Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on a number of issues including both the Borrower Defense […]