Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Begins Work on Farm Bill Conference Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the opening day of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos addressed the Committee about the importance of protecting programs of vital importance to rural America. During the month of August, Bustos traveled more than 2,500 miles across the 17th Congressional District where she held more than 20 […]

Bustos Completes Annual 21st Century Heartland Tour

During the month of August, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos held her annual 21st Century Heartland Tour in which she traveled around Northwest and Central Illinois focusing on the unique challenges facing rural communities and ways to grow our local economy. These events allowed Bustos to hear directly from those involved in the agricultural economy as she […]

Heitkamp, Bustos Announce New Bill to Use Tariff Revenue to Help U.S. Producers Hurt by Trade War

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos today announced they will introduce new legislation to direct funds the government is collecting from tariffs on imported goods toward trade promotion assistance to help open new markets for farmers and ranchers hurt by the trade war. The government has already collected over $3.5 […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announces more than $2.5 million in Federal Rural Development Funding for the Village of Tampico to Improve Water Treatment facilities

Tampico, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced more than $2.5 million in funding from the USDA’s Rural Development program for the Village of Tampico. Specifically, this announcement is for a $1,560,000 loan and a $1,000,000 grant to improve water treatment facilities in the community. This Rural Development Investment will be used to replace 2.47 […]