Bustos & LaHood write USDA seeking to end functional Hiring Freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood worked across the aisle in 2017 and 2018 to protect the Ag Lab from closure under the President’s budget Peoria, IL – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky calling for an end to the hiring freeze […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on Washington Republicans partisan “Farm Bill”

The Farm Bill passed through the House Agriculture Committee today along a party-line vote. If this bill becomes law, it will harm small towns by slashing $500 million from rural development, cutting $800 million in conservation spending, stripping farmers of crop insurance choices and it’s projected to kick one million working poor off nutrition assistance. […]

Bustos Op-Ed: Heartland Farmers a Casualty in Trump’s Trade War

Two years ago, Candidate Trump stood at a podium in Midwestern America and promised to “end this war on the American Farmer.” This week, President Trump broke that promise by impulsively igniting a reckless trade war. Hardworking farmers in Illinois—and across our neighboring heartland states—will be its first casualties. Trump’s tariff tweets baited China into […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on how the Trump’s Trade Actions hurt Hardworking Farmers Across the Heartland

MOLINE, IL – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement following China’s announcement to impose tariffs on US imports in retaliation to President Trump’s plan to place tariffs on Chinese goods. “President Trump’s actions are hurting hardworking families across the Heartland. Now that he’s started a trade war, […]