Congresswomen Bustos and Blunt Rochester Lead 22 Democrats in Effort to Protect Job-Creating Programs in Rural Communities and Small Towns from Trump Administration

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Testified on Wednesday that he’d maintain current oversight of the USDA’s $29 billion Rural Development Program and later claimed he had “misspoken” WASHINGTON – Today Congresswomen Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) led 22 additional Democrats in sending a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

Bustos Deeply Concerned by Trump Administration’s Decision to Undermine Job-Creating Rural Development Programs

After running on a platform of bringing jobs back, Trump Administration continues breaking promises to small towns and rural communities Moline, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, expressed great concern regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the Rural Development Undersecretary position. This week, it was […]

Bipartisan Legislation Providing Greater Flexibility to Manage Water Infrastructure Introduced in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced she has helped introduce bipartisan legislation to provide states and municipalities with greater flexibility to manage their wastewater and stormwater systems and improve their infrastructure long-term. The bill, the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act, mirrors companion Senate legislation introduced by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE). Joining Bustos in introducing […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Highlights National Farmers Union’s Continued Opposition to Trumpcare

National Farmers Union: Trumpcare would force “individuals with preexisting conditions to contend with increased premiums, higher deductibles and longer waiting periods for coverage”  WASHINGTON– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, highlighted a new letter from the National Farmers Union and reiterated her opposition to Washington Republicans’ Trumpcare bill as […]