Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds Passage of FEMA Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos offered the following statement upon the bipartisan passage of H.R. 1471, the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act: “Far too often, we’ve seen smaller communities in Illinois face discrimination under FEMA’s disaster declaration process,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “That’s why I fought for reform that will help level the playing field […]

Bustos Meets with White House to Promote Agricultural Trade with Cuba, Grow Illinois’ Economy

WASHINTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was invited to the White House to discuss the United States’ policy towards Cuba. In the meeting with one of President Obama’s top national security advisers, Congresswoman Bustos voiced her strong support for increasing agricultural trade to benefit Illinois’ agricultural economy. “It was an honor to be invited […]

Bustos Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited high school students from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Congresswoman Bustos will begin accepting entries on March 1, 2016, with a deadline for submissions on March 31, 2016. There is a limit of one entry per […]

At National Agricultural Conference, Bustos Calls for Expanded Agricultural Trade with Cuba

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke to the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. As a strong advocate for Illinois farmers on the House Agriculture Committee, Congresswoman Bustos stressed the importance of finding new markets for agricultural products.   “To grow our agricultural economy and create […]