Bustos Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal for 2019. The EPA’s announcement maintains current requirements for biofuels such as ethanol and slightly raises the levels for biodiesel. Unfortunately, it did absolutely nothing to close a glaring loophole that is undercutting biofuels and hurting American […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on the passage of the House Farm Bill

“Washington Republicans just passed a highly partisan Farm Bill that eliminates funding for rural development and conservation programs, takes free school lunches away from 265,000 children and throws one million households off of food assistance. Unlike every previous Farm Bill in my lifetime, this one was done entirely by one party in a backroom with […]

Lawmakers Demand Answers from EPA on Failed Implementation of Renewable Fuel Standard

Washington, D.C. – Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide additional information regarding their failed implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter led by Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, the members laid […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Trump’s Trade War Driving Soybean Futures Prices Down to Nine-Year Lows

CNBC highlights how President Trump’s rapidly escalating trade war is putting farmers at risk Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) responded to news that Soybean futures have plunged to a nine-year low on the heels of President Trump launching trade wars against China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. As was reported in CNBC […]