Bustos, Durbin, Kirk, Davis: We Must Work Together To Improve Our Deteriorating Waterways Infrastructure

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) today called on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to lead Illinois stakeholders – including members of the agriculture, mining, and shipping industries – in a coordinated effort to take advantage of pilot program that […]

Moline Dispatch/Argus Op-Ed: Effort to modernize locks, dams gets boost

This week, President Obama signed into law legislation to make major — and critically needed — improvements to our nation’s water infrastructure. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act is the result of months of successful negotiations between the House and Senate, and one of only a few bipartisan accomplishments of this Congress. Speaking from […]

Moline Dispatch/Argus Editorial: Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for putting before President Obama legislation he signed this week we hope leads to an update of Illinois’ critical lock and dam system. Elsewhere in Viewpoints today, the trio, along with U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, talk about […]

Bustos Provisions To Modernize Area Locks And Dams Signed Into Law By President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, key provisions of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) bipartisan legislation to help speed up needed repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers was signed into law by President Obama.  “I’m elated that our bipartisan, common sense idea to help modernize our region’s aging locks […]