Reps. Bustos, Kind Include Rail Safety Funding in Year End Budget

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that their request for increased funding for rail safety was included in the year end spending bill. The bill is expected to come to the House floor for a vote on Friday.   “I fought to increase funding for emergency response […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Writes Governor Rauner on Transportation Priorities for 17th District

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos sent a letter to Governor Bruce Rauner reiterating her top infrastructure priorities in the 17th Congressional District. Bustos, who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, worked to help pass a bipartisan five-year highway funding bill, the first long-term highway bill to be signed into law in […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan, Five-Year Highway & Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, voted with a bipartisan majority to pass the five-year Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. This final version of the conference bill now moves to the Senate where it is expected to pass and be sent to the President […]

Reps. Bustos & Kind Push to Increase Funding for Emergency Response Equipment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos and Ron Kind urged an increase funding for foam trailers and other emergency response equipment in the upcoming FY16 Omnibus spending bill. In March, a train derailed near Galena Illinois leaking 110,000 gallons of crude oil; emergency responders said that with more foam available, they could have […]