Durbin, Bustos, Schakowsky to Travel to Cuba with President Obama

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky will travel to Cuba on Sunday with President Obama. Obama will be only the second sitting U.S. President to visit Cuba after Calvin Coolidge’s visit in 1928. “By establishing new trade partnerships in Cuba, we have a real […]

Bustos Meets with White House to Promote Agricultural Trade with Cuba, Grow Illinois’ Economy

WASHINTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was invited to the White House to discuss the United States’ policy towards Cuba. In the meeting with one of President Obama’s top national security advisers, Congresswoman Bustos voiced her strong support for increasing agricultural trade to benefit Illinois’ agricultural economy. “It was an honor to be invited […]

At National Agricultural Conference, Bustos Calls for Expanded Agricultural Trade with Cuba

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke to the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. As a strong advocate for Illinois farmers on the House Agriculture Committee, Congresswoman Bustos stressed the importance of finding new markets for agricultural products.   “To grow our agricultural economy and create […]

Bustos Applauds New Dept. of Commerce Rule to Increase Manufacturing Exports to Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos applauded new rules from the Departments of Commerce and Treasury that will make it easier for American manufacturers, such as Caterpillar and Deere & Co., to export goods to Cuba. Since Congresswoman Bustos returned from her bipartisan trade mission to Cuba in October, she has been focused on cutting […]