Bustos & Durbin Urge Stronger Safety Standards For Transport Of Flammable Materials Following Train Derailment Near Galena

Following the recent BNSF train derailment south of Galena, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) called for renewing efforts to create the strongest possible safety standards for the transportation of flammable materials such as crude oil by rail.  In a letter to the Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Office of […]

Bustos Calls On Administration To Act Now To Strengthen Safety Standards For Rail Tank Cars

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, called on the Obama Administration to act now to strengthen safety standards for rail tank cars carrying crude oil. Her call comes after thanking first responders at the site of the recent BNSF train derailment south of Galena for their service, […]

Bustos Named To Pivotal Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has been named to the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and the Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Both of these subcommittees will allow Bustos to continue to advocate for the transportation priorities of Northwestern and Central Illinois. “I believe […]

YEAR IN REVIEW MEMO: Bustos Continues Fighting for the Right Priorities during Second Year in Office

SUBJ: Bustos Continues Fighting for the Right Priorities during Second Year in Office DATE: December 19th, 2014 During her second year in office, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos fought hard for the issues that matter most to the people of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. Building on her work from 2013, she continued to make the economy of […]