Bustos Announces Federal Funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Projects

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced $112,365 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The Rural Energy for America Program was established to increase American energy independence and lower the cost of energy for producers through energy-efficiency improvements and the development of renewable energy […]

Bustos Applauds $175,000 in Federal Grants to Cleanup a Rockford Brownfield Site

Rockford- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) helped announce that the City of Rockford was chosen to receive $175,000 to clean up a brownfield site. The grant, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will be used to remove asbestos and lead-based paint from the original Rockford Walgreens building, at 134 Main Street. Previous EPA brownfields […]

As President Trump Backtracks on Promise to Require American Steel and Equipment, Bustos Urges Trump to Keep Promises to American Workers

WASHINGTON – This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, led her colleagues in expressing concern that President Donald Trump was backtracking on another promise to American workers. In his Inaugural Address, President Trump said his Administration would “follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.” During his […]

Bustos applauds passage of Energy Bill to save thousands of Illinois Jobs and $1.2 billion in annual economic activity

Bustos led bipartisan letter urging leaders in Springfield to protect Illinois jobs and help  break our addiction to foreign fossil fuels WASHINGTON – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos applauded the Illinois State legislature for working together to pass an energy bill that will keep Exelon’s plants in the Quad-Cities and Clinton open for business. According to […]

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