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 […]

Bustos Lauds $3.1 Million USDA Investment to Train the Next Generation of Agricultural Innovators

ROCK ISLAND – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a program that will invest in the next generation of agricultural leaders. Last week, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced the availability of $3.1 million to support a fellowship program for graduate degree (masters and […]

Bustos & Durbin Discuss Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen, Revitalize the Rock Island Arsenal

ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference outside of the Rock Island Arsenal to discuss Bustos’ recently introduced, bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA), which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Rock Island Arsenal. Senator Durbin […]