Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on the passage of the House Farm Bill

“Washington Republicans just passed a highly partisan Farm Bill that eliminates funding for rural development and conservation programs, takes free school lunches away from 265,000 children and throws one million households off of food assistance. Unlike every previous Farm Bill in my lifetime, this one was done entirely by one party in a backroom with […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Donald Trump’s Family Separation Policy and Recent Executive Order

“I never thought I’d live to see the day when an American President would take thousands of children, including hundreds of toddlers, away from their parents and demand a $25 billion ransom to let them out of a cage. Washington Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to happen. “President Trump made a […]

Congresswoman Bustos Helps Announce Joint Economic Committee’s Report on Expanding Economic Opportunity in Rural America

Detailed report brings attention to the economic challenges and opportunities facing rural America. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) helped announce a Joint Economic Committee Democrats report that examines the current state of the rural economy, and proposes policies that could revitalize rural communities and help them thrive in the 21st century. The […]

Lawmakers Demand Answers from EPA on Failed Implementation of Renewable Fuel Standard

Washington, D.C. – Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide additional information regarding their failed implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter led by Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, the members laid […]