BUSTOS, DURBIN, DUCKWORTH ANNOUNCE $4.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR LOCKS AND DAMS ALONG UPPER MISSISSIPPI AND ILLINOIS RIVERS

Funding would modernize and expand seven outdated locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), today announced that $4.5 million worth of funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) was included in the U.S. Army […]

Bustos Response to President’s Budget

Administration Fails to Live Up to Promises to Protect Medicaid or Invest in Infrastructure $25 Billion Slashed from Federal Crop Insurance Program that Protects Farmers From Severe Weather and Price Drops Rural America sees Funding for Broadband, Health Clinics, Economic Development Gutted WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, […]

Bustos Statement on House Democrats Infrastructure Plan

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) praised the Moving Forward Framework, a comprehensive infrastructure plan released by House Democrats. Released on the same day that the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed into law, the Moving Forward Framework presents another opportunity for bipartisan agreement, spearheaded by House Democrats. The framework proposes an […]

Bustos Urges Public Input on Rural Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged rural communities across Illinois to make their voices heard on rural transportation. The Congresswoman announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has opened a Request for Information (RFI) comment period on rural transportation needs and opportunities as part of the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for […]