Senate & House Democrats Unveil ‘A Better Deal: Universal High-Speed Internet’ – Under New Economic Agenda, Dems Announce Plan To Connect All Americans To High Speed Internet Just As FDR Did With Electricity – Telehealth Expert Who Relies On Affordable Broadband To Bring Health Care To Rural Communities Joins Via Video Conference

Over 34 Million Americans, Including 23 Million Rural Americans, Do Not Have Internet Service Available To Them At Adequate Speed & Quality – Democrats Believe Every American Needs Reliable, Affordable Broadband To Succeed In Today’s Economy Democrats Are Offering ‘A Better Deal’ For Underserved Communities – New Plan to Connect Every American To High-Speed, Affordable […]

Bustos, Durbin & Duckworth Announce nearly $3.3 million in federal funding for Quad City International Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth today announced $3,294,751 in federal funding for the Quad City International Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation. $2,974,751 of the funding will pay for the rehabilitation of the lighting systems for Runway 9/27 and Taxiway H that have both reached the […]

Bustos Statement on Potential Rollback of Protections for Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a decision to begin new rulemaking on protections for survivors of campus sexual assault: “Today’s announcement by Secretary DeVos sends a disturbing message to survivors of rape and campus sexual assault. Rather than strengthening our existing […]


ROCKFORD – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today toured construction of the Chicago Rockford International Airport passenger terminal, which will provide an additional 30,000 square feet for passenger check-in and additional Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) inspection lanes. Since 2015, Sen. Durbin and Rep. Bustos have helped to secure $18.2 million […]