Bustos & LaHood write USDA seeking to end functional Hiring Freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood worked across the aisle in 2017 and 2018 to protect the Ag Lab from closure under the President’s budget Peoria, IL – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky calling for an end to the hiring freeze […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on Washington Republicans partisan “Farm Bill”

The Farm Bill passed through the House Agriculture Committee today along a party-line vote. If this bill becomes law, it will harm small towns by slashing $500 million from rural development, cutting $800 million in conservation spending, stripping farmers of crop insurance choices and it’s projected to kick one million working poor off nutrition assistance. […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on how the Trump’s Trade Actions hurt Hardworking Farmers Across the Heartland

MOLINE, IL – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement following China’s announcement to impose tariffs on US imports in retaliation to President Trump’s plan to place tariffs on Chinese goods. “President Trump’s actions are hurting hardworking families across the Heartland. Now that he’s started a trade war, […]

Bustos, Durbin, Duckworth announce more than $3 million in Department of Transportation Funding For Rock Island County Mass Transit

MOLINE, IL –U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced $3,165,000 in grant funding for the Rock Island Co. Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK). The funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Bus and Bus Infrastructure Program, will be used to purchase electric buses, charging […]