Moline Dispatch/Argus Editorial: Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for putting before President Obama legislation he signed this week we hope leads to an update of Illinois’ critical lock and dam system. Elsewhere in Viewpoints today, the trio, along with U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, talk about […]

Bustos Provisions To Modernize Area Locks And Dams Signed Into Law By President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, key provisions of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) bipartisan legislation to help speed up needed repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers was signed into law by President Obama.  “I’m elated that our bipartisan, common sense idea to help modernize our region’s aging locks […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds President Obama Signing Farm Bill Into Law

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement applauding President Obama signing the Farm Bill into law today in Michigan.  This is the first bipartisan, five-year Farm Bill since 2008.  “From the day I took office, I’ve fought to relieve the uncertainty and unpredictability that Illinois farmers […]