Bustos Continues Fight To Protect Illinois Families From Rising Flood Insurance Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her fight to protect Illinois middle class families from natural disasters by voting to slow, and in some cases roll back, increases in premiums for federal flood insurance. “Illinois middle class families who work hard every day to put food on the table and gas in […]

Durbin, Bustos Ask President To Include Additional Funding For Thomson In His 2015 Budget

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today sent a letter to President Obama asking him to include the necessary funding for the second year of activation of the Thomson Correction Center in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget request which will be released on Tuesday. “We write […]

Bustos Applauds Announcement Of New Job-Creating Illinois-Based Manufacturing Innovation Institute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined President Obama, other members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, and other leaders from across Illinois at the White House to formally announce a first-of-its-kind national Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute (or Digital Lab) organized by the Department of Defense (DoD) that will be based […]

Associated Press: Ill. politicians tout manufacturing labs

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Top politicians in Illinois joined local leaders in Michigan in trumpeting as a coup news that their states have landed a part in what they consider a revolutionary effort to boost manufacturing innovation, seeded by $140 million from federal taxpayers. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over the […]