Bustos Announces USDA Rural Development Funding for the Village of Erie

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced $125,000 in federal funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program for the Village of Erie. The USDA Rural Development loans and grant assistance program is designed to forge partnerships with rural communities and fund projects […]

Bustos, LaHood Invite Agricultural Research Service Administrator to Visit Peoria Ag Lab

PEORIA – Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young inviting her to visit the Peoria Ag Lab. In Congress, Representatives Bustos and LaHood have been advocates for the Peoria Ag Lab and its workers – and they […]

Bustos Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Ethanol Production and Combat Climate Change

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped introduce the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act. This bipartisan legislation would implement strategies that help ethanol producers develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. Specifically, USE IT simplifies the permitting process for the construction of carbon dioxide pipelines which are needed to transport carbon […]

Bustos Statement on State of the Union Address

Bustos was Joined by Tom Mueller, a Third-Generation Family Farmer from Edgington BUSTOS: “Farmers cannot ‘choose greatness’ when the president’s trade war is eliminating the very markets where they need to sell their goods.” WASHINGTON –  Today, after President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement: “I was […]