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 […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan, Six-Year Highway Bill

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, voted to pass H.R. 22, a bipartisan six-year Highway Reauthorization bill. This legislation represents a true compromise between Democrats and Republicans and will provide the certainty needed to focus on rebuilding our roads, repairing our bridges and spurring job […]