Bustos Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal for 2019. The EPA’s announcement maintains current requirements for biofuels such as ethanol and slightly raises the levels for biodiesel. Unfortunately, it did absolutely nothing to close a glaring loophole that is undercutting biofuels and hurting American […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Trump’s Trade War Driving Soybean Futures Prices Down to Nine-Year Lows

CNBC highlights how President Trump’s rapidly escalating trade war is putting farmers at risk Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) responded to news that Soybean futures have plunged to a nine-year low on the heels of President Trump launching trade wars against China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. As was reported in CNBC […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on the Passage of The Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON– Late last night, Congresswoman Bustos voted to pass the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. This legislation takes critical steps in improving our nation’s water infrastructure through the authorization of Army Corps of Engineers’ water resources projects. Additionally, this legislation includes Congresswoman Bustos’ bipartisan bill, The Navigation Workers Protection Act, which will […]

DURBIN, DUCKWORTH, BUSTOS STATEMENTS ON NEW MISSION & CONTINUED ACTIVATION OF THOMSON PRISON

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) today released the following statements after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced the new mission for the Thomson, Illinois federal prison.  Durbin and Bustos, and members of Duckworth’s staff, also met with BOP Acting […]