Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act

In addition to supporting Rockford’s defense industry and Peoria’s Air National Guard Base, Bustos successfully included two amendments to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal through improved leasing and workload requirements WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. This bill authorizes $621.5 billion in discretionary base budget authority, […]

Bustos, LaHood Successfully Advocate for Peoria Agriculture Lab Appropriations Funding

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced that the House Appropriations Committee included funding for the Peoria Agriculture Research Lab in their markup of the agriculture appropriations bill. Representatives Bustos and LaHood previously sent a letter urging the Appropriations Committee Chairman and Ranking Member to maintain federal funding for Peoria’s […]

To Mark the 4th of July, Congresswoman Bustos Reintroduces her Bipartisan All-American Flag Act

Bustos has led effort to require all American flags purchased by the Department of Defense be made in America, but continues her push to expand this to the entire federal government WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reintroduced her All-American Flag Act. If signed into law, the bill would require the federal government to […]

Bustos Amendments Included in FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON – Late yesterday evening, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved three provisions offered by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) in its markup of H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The 21st Century AIRR Act would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation-related programs. “Investing in our […]

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