Bustos Urges Secretary of Agriculture to Issue Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, where she urged him to issue a disaster declaration for areas of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. “Our region is facing unprecedented weather conditions – the likes of which our farmers and producers have never seen in their lives,” Congresswoman Bustos, a […]

Bustos Helps Pass Major Funding Package to Improve Rural Health Care, Lower Costs, Support Teachers, Strengthen Waterways & Defense

Committee Chairwoman Praises Bustos’ “Tenacious Advocacy” for Illinois’ 17th District With Critical Bustos Provisions Included, Four-Bill Appropriations Minibus Passes Full House WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped pass a major funding package out of the House of Representatives. The legislation is a four-bill minibus and includes […]

Bustos Announces USDA Rural Development Funding for the Village of Vermont

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced $25,000 in federal funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program for the Village of Vermont. The USDA Rural Development loans and grant assistance program is designed to forge partnerships with rural communities and fund projects […]

PHOTOS: Bustos Discusses Current Farm Conditions with Illinois Farm Bureau

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, welcomed the Illinois Farm Bureau to the U.S. Capitol where they held a discussion about current farm conditions and the state of the local agriculture economy as the president’s reckless trade war continues to create uncertainty. “As I travel across our […]