Bustos Votes to Pass Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act – legislation to invest in wildfire prevention, response and resiliency efforts for communities impacted by drought. The bill also includes a provision supported by Congresswoman Bustos to increase pay for federal structural firefighters – including those at the Rock Island Arsenal.  “As extreme […]

Bustos Secures Support for Rural Communities, Local Priorities in Appropriations Packages

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of committee a series of packages that address water quality in Lewistown and other rural communities, would help lower gas prices and increase access to education.  The packages now head to the House Floor for a full vote. “I’ve […]

Bustos Statement on Supreme Court’s EPA Decision

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate carbon emissions:  “Today, the Supreme Court ruled to harm Midwest communities. This decision is bad for the environment, bad for farming and bad for our communities’ health. “By severely limiting the ability […]

Bustos on Fox News: We Have to Come Together to Protect Supreme Court Justices, Pass Gun Bills

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined Sandra Smith on Fox News America Reports to discuss the need to pass legislation to protect Supreme Court justices, address gun violence and bring down gas prices for consumers.  WATCH: Bustos on Fox News with Sandra Smith On the legislation passed in the Senate: “We want to protect our […]