Durbin, Duckworth and Bustos Announce More Than $8.3 Million Federal Investment in Chicago Rockford International Airport

Today’s Grants Bring Total Federal Investment in Rockford Airport to More Than $24 Million Since 2015 ROCKFORD, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to announce $8,327,266 in federal grants for the Chicago Rockford International Airport. Specifically, $5,500,000 million will be used to fund phase II […]

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 […]

Bustos Secures Commitment from Trump Administration to Work with Illinois to Complete Quad-City-to-Chicago Passenger Rail

Bustos Questioned Federal Rail Administration on the Project at a Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Hearing WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) secured a continued commitment from officials at the Federal Rail Administration to work with the State of Illinois to finish the long-awaited Quad-City to Chicago passenger rail project. Associate Administrator Paul Nissenbaum committed […]

Bustos, Graves Introduce Bipartisan FLIGHT Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) introduced the bipartisan Forward Looking Investment in General Aviation, Hangars and Tarmacs (FLIGHT) Act. A companion bill was also introduced in the U.S. Senate last week by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.). The FLIGHT Act will give General Aviation (GA) airports more […]