Bustos Statement on President Trump’s Budget

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget: “President Trump’s budget is just the latest example of this Administration turning its back on rural America, family farmers and the hardworking families President Trump promised to fight for when he […]

Congresswomen Bustos and Blunt Rochester Lead 22 Democrats in Effort to Protect Job-Creating Programs in Rural Communities and Small Towns from Trump Administration

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Testified on Wednesday that he’d maintain current oversight of the USDA’s $29 billion Rural Development Program and later claimed he had “misspoken” WASHINGTON – Today Congresswomen Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) led 22 additional Democrats in sending a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

Bustos Deeply Concerned by Trump Administration’s Decision to Undermine Job-Creating Rural Development Programs

After running on a platform of bringing jobs back, Trump Administration continues breaking promises to small towns and rural communities Moline, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, expressed great concern regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the Rural Development Undersecretary position. This week, it was […]

Bipartisan Legislation Providing Greater Flexibility to Manage Water Infrastructure Introduced in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced she has helped introduce bipartisan legislation to provide states and municipalities with greater flexibility to manage their wastewater and stormwater systems and improve their infrastructure long-term. The bill, the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act, mirrors companion Senate legislation introduced by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE). Joining Bustos in introducing […]

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