At Agriculture Committee Hearing, Bustos Pushes for Trade with Cuba to Strengthen Illinois’ Agriculture Economy

WASHINGTON – Today, at a House Agriculture Committee hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued to push for legislation that would help Illinois’ farmers more easily export their agriculture products to Cuba. The hearing today focused on a piece of legislation that Congresswoman Bustos strongly supports, the Cuba Agriculture Exports Act. “Today’s Agriculture Committee hearing was […]

Durbin, Bustos Announce $6 Million for Rockford Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced $6,012,390 in federal funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD). Today’s investment, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration, will fund Phase II of a terminal building expansion that will allow the […]

Durbin & Bustos Announce Nearly $400,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Rock Island County’s MetroLINK

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin announced $391,000 in federal funding for the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK). This funding will be used to replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life with compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which are more sustainable and energy efficient. In […]

With Congress Back in Session, Bustos Urges Colleagues to Address Issues Facing Rural America

WASHINGTON – Today, with the House of Representatives back from the August district work period, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (Il-17) urged her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to focus on the pressing issues impacting families in rural America, including improving access to doctors and rural broadband. This past month, Congresswoman Bustos was in every […]