Congresswoman Bustos Applauds Dept. Of Agriculture Approval of Renewable Energy Funding for Illinois

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Cheri Bustos applauded the announcement by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack that Illinois will be receiving funding through the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. The funds will be used to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers.  In June, Rep. Bustos wrote a […]

Congresswoman Bustos Thanks Constituents For Her Most Productive District Work Period Yet

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos thanked working families from across the 17th Congressional District for being a part of her most productive district work period to date. In all, Rep. Bustos held over 40 official events, meetings and job fairs during the August Congressional recess which ran from July 31 – September 7th. […]

Bustos, Illinois Delegation Call For Disaster Relief for Illinois Farmers Hurt by Flooding

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and the other members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Obama asking him to issue a Secretarial Disaster Declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Illinois counties impacted by heavy rainfall. This would allow farmers in the region severely impacted by flooding to receive […]

VIDEO: BUSTOS CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF LONG-TERM HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL TO PROTECT ILLINOIS PROJECTS & JOBS

Watch Bustos’ Speech On The Floor Of The U.S. House of Representatives HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated her call for Congress to take up and pass a long-term highway funding bill to protect Illinois transportation projects and jobs. Without action by […]