Bustos, Durbin Announce $1.4 Million In Federal Funding For Illinois Airports

  [WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $1,412,945 in federal funding that will go toward infrastructure improvements and upgrades at the Quad City International Airport and Chicago Rockford International Airport. The grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. “Airports and […]

Bustos, Davis Win Provision to Bring Fairness to Disaster Declaration Process in FEMA Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Rodney Davis (R-IL), members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that the committee has unanimously passed a bill to reauthorize and reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which includes Bustos and Davis’ provision to bring fairness to the federal disaster declaration process. H.R. […]

Video: Bustos Continues Rail Safety Advocacy In Transportation Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her rail safety advocacy following last month’s train derailment near Galena in a House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee hearing today. Video of Bustos questioning the witnesses on their response to the derailment and what steps they are taking to prevent a future derailment can be found […]

Bustos Invites VA Secretary To Region To Update Local Vets On Efforts To Reduce Backlog & Improve Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert McDonald to Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to update local veterans on the VA’s efforts to reduce the backlog of compensation and disability claims and improve the healthcare they have earned and deserve.   “I invited Secretary McDonald to Illinois […]