Bustos, Crawford Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Agricultural Trade with Cuba

Illinois Farm Bureau, Soybean Growers Praise Legislation as Opportunity for Producers WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Rick Crawford (AR-01) introduced the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act – bipartisan legislation that will expand trade opportunities for American farmers and manufacturers. Currently, finance and marketing barriers exist that harm farmers’ competitiveness in the Cuban market […]

Bustos on CNN: President Should Sign Bipartisan Compromise to Keep Government Open, Secure Our Borders

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was on CNN this morning to discuss the bipartisan compromise to secure our borders and keep the government open. “If you look at this big picture – it was a huge, huge mistake to close down the government… to shut it down for 35 days… […]

Bustos & LaHood Announce new hiring at Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood Pushed the USDA to end the effective hiring freeze after preventing closure Peoria, IL – In April, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) wrote a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture asking them to end a functional hiring freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab. Specifically, several research positions […]

All 56 State Attorneys General Call for passage of Bustos-led bill to root out workplace sexual harassment

In December, Bustos, Gillibrand, Graham and bipartisan leaders in Congress introduced legislation to allow survivors of workplace sexual harassment to take their cases to court rather than being bound by mandatory forced arbitration Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) highlighted a letter that was signed by all 56 Attorneys General from all 50 states, territories […]