Bustos Announces More Than $275,000 in Federal Funding to Improve Rural Community Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded more than $275,000 in rural development grants to community facilities in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. The federal funds will be used to improve community infrastructure. “Rural communities are at the very heart of Northern, Northwestern and Central Illinois. […]

Bustos Promotes Renewable Fuels as Bridge to Electric Vehicles in House Ag Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, during a House Agriculture Committee hearing on the implications of electric vehicle investments for agriculture and rural America, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) promoted the use of renewable fuels as a way to bridge between traditional fuel and electric vehicles, as efforts to fight climate change ramp up. “The climate is calling on […]

Bustos Showcases John Deere, Illinois Agriculture in Her 2021 Office Christmas Display

WASHINGTON — This holiday season, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), is showcasing John Deere and Illinois agriculture in a Christmas display outside of her Washington, D.C. office. The decorations come as part of an annual bipartisan competition between congressional offices on the second floor of the Longworth House Office Building.  “It’s been so exciting to highlight […]

Bustos Announces More Than $6.6 Million in USDA Grants & Loans for Rural Broadband, Drinking Water Infrastructure

MOLINE — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced more than $6.6 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the expansion of broadband and improvements to drinking water infrastructure in Jo Daviess, Rock Island and Henry Counties. The investments reflect Congresswoman Bustos’ and the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to Building […]