Bustos, LaHood Successfully Advocate for Peoria Agriculture Lab Appropriations Funding

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced that the House Appropriations Committee included funding for the Peoria Agriculture Research Lab in their markup of the agriculture appropriations bill. Representatives Bustos and LaHood previously sent a letter urging the Appropriations Committee Chairman and Ranking Member to maintain federal funding for Peoria’s […]

ICYMI: Christian Science Monitor Profiles Bustos’ Work in the Heartland

WASHINGTON – Today, the Christian Science Monitor profiled Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, for her success in the Heartland and outreach to rural voters. Highlights from the story are below: A Democrat shows how to win over Trump voters PEORIA, ILL. — On a sunny morning in May, Rep. […]

Bustos Denounces President Trump’s Changes to Cuba Policy

Bustos, who visited Cuba twice, highlights how Trump’s proposal could hurt farmers and manufacturers by undermining economic development and trade potential MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced he is rolling back recent progress between the United States and Cuba: “Instead of undermining the progress we’ve made […]

Democrats Look to Cheri Bustos to Map Path to Rural Votes

Originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. ROCKFORD, Ill.—Illinois Rep.  Cheri Bustos is the only member of Democratic Party leadership from the Midwest, and now she has a new job: tutoring her fellow House Democrats on talking to the rural voters that her party has lost to Republicans. As one of just 12 Democratic House lawmakers […]