Bustos & Illinois Delegation Support Illinois Appeal For Federal Public Assistance For Central Illinois Counties

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and the rest of the Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider the denial of the State of Illinois’ request for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance to help nine Illinois counties recover from the deadly tornadoes that struck the state on November […]

Bustos Invites John Deere Worker Pam Davidson From Galesburg As State Of The Union Guest

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has invited Pam Davidson, a John Deere worker from Galesburg, to be her guest to the President’s State of the Union Address this Tuesday, January 28, 2014.   Davidson is a lifelong resident of Galesburg, and has worked at John Deere in Moline since 2004.  Before that, […]

Peoria Journal Star: New bill seeks fairness in disaster funding

PEORIA — U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos’ latest legislation was introduced Thursday, a bipartisan bill to reevaluate how the Federal Emergency Management Agency determines whether assistance will be offered following natural disasters. The current FEMA process takes into account several factors, including a formula for calculating a damage threshold, which in Illinois amounts to $17.8 million. […]

Reps. Bustos, Davis, Shimkus, Schock, Kinzinger, Enyart Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Fairness to FEMA Disaster Declaration Process

In response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to deny the state of Illinois’ request for public assistance following the devastating storms on November 17, 2013, U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), and Bill Enyart (D-Ill.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to finally […]