Congresswoman Bustos Applauds Dept. Of Agriculture Approval of Renewable Energy Funding for Illinois

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Cheri Bustos applauded the announcement by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack that Illinois will be receiving funding through the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. The funds will be used to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers.  In June, Rep. Bustos wrote a […]

Congresswoman Bustos Thanks Constituents For Her Most Productive District Work Period Yet

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos thanked working families from across the 17th Congressional District for being a part of her most productive district work period to date. In all, Rep. Bustos held over 40 official events, meetings and job fairs during the August Congressional recess which ran from July 31 – September 7th. […]

Reps. Bustos, Kind Continue Push For Improved Rail & Pipeline Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) continued their push for improved rail and pipeline safety last night by introducing an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that provides $500,000 in additional funding to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Their amendment was […]

Bustos, Kind, Quigley, Urge Federal Officials To Address Volatility Of Crude Oil Transported By Rail

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) and Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5) urged federal officials to address the volatility of crude oil transported by rail following recent tanker car derailments in Illinois and across the country, including the derailment near Galena, Illinois in March. In a letter to the Secretary […]