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 […]

Bustos Announces Legislation to Create Regional Manufacturing Hubs, Invest in Manufacturing Jobs

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers announcing legislation to boost Illinois manufacturing, along with Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Tim Ryan (D-OH), John Katko (R-NY), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX).   In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, Peoria is one of the 24 American cities […]

Bustos Touts Programs for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District in President Obama’s 2017 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos highlighted portions of President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal, which aims to revitalize manufacturing for the 21st century, invest in our children and their future, and achieve $2.9 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years.   “The President’s budget proposal focuses on the future by providing better opportunities […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds White House Proposal to Address Skills Gap, Job Training

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the White House’s ‘First Job’ proposal which would assist young Americans with skills and job training. Far too many young people are struggling to find their first job, and are often not prepared with the skills needed in our changing workforce.   “Earlier this year, I hosted […]