Editorial: Durbin, Bustos continue House-Senate partnership to boost RFD growth

Originally appeared in the Rockford Register-Star. There’s more good news to celebrate at Chicago Rockford International Airport. That’s a line we use a lot, and with good reason. Progress at the airport means progress in the northern Illinois economy, because the airport is a key driver of growth in the region. The latest upbeat note […]

At Agriculture Committee Hearing, Bustos Pushes for Trade with Cuba to Strengthen Illinois’ Agriculture Economy

WASHINGTON – Today, at a House Agriculture Committee hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued to push for legislation that would help Illinois’ farmers more easily export their agriculture products to Cuba. The hearing today focused on a piece of legislation that Congresswoman Bustos strongly supports, the Cuba Agriculture Exports Act. “Today’s Agriculture Committee hearing was […]

Durbin, Bustos Announce $6 Million for Rockford Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced $6,012,390 in federal funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD). Today’s investment, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration, will fund Phase II of a terminal building expansion that will allow the […]

Durbin & Bustos Announce Nearly $400,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Rock Island County’s MetroLINK

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin announced $391,000 in federal funding for the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK). This funding will be used to replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life with compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which are more sustainable and energy efficient. In […]