Bustos & LaHood Announce new hiring at Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood Pushed the USDA to end the effective hiring freeze after preventing closure Peoria, IL – In April, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) wrote a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture asking them to end a functional hiring freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab. Specifically, several research positions […]

Bustos Statement on Trump’s Decision to Expand his Trade War to Canada, Mexico and the European Union

Moline, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to impose aluminum and steel tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Earlier in the month, news broke that China, in response to President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs against them, has canceled several shipments of soybeans […]

Congresswoman Bustos Applauds the House Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

The bill includes amendments to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal through creation of a new center of excellence for advanced manufacturing and address STEM jobs gap WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. This bill authorizes $639.1 billion in discretionary base budget authority for […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ statement on the defeat of the Washington Republicans Fake Farm Bill

Bustos calls on Republicans to abandon partisan path and instead work with Democrats to draft a truly bipartisan Farm Bill Washington – Today, following the defeat of the Washington Republicans’ so-called Farm Bill, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of Democratic House Leadership and the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement: “Instead of working with Democrats […]