Reps. Bustos, Kind Continue Push For Improved Rail & Pipeline Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) continued their push for improved rail and pipeline safety last night by introducing an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that provides $500,000 in additional funding to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Their amendment was […]

Bustos, Kind, Quigley, Urge Federal Officials To Address Volatility Of Crude Oil Transported By Rail

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) and Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5) urged federal officials to address the volatility of crude oil transported by rail following recent tanker car derailments in Illinois and across the country, including the derailment near Galena, Illinois in March. In a letter to the Secretary […]

Bustos, Durbin Announce $1.4 Million In Federal Funding For Illinois Airports

  [WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $1,412,945 in federal funding that will go toward infrastructure improvements and upgrades at the Quad City International Airport and Chicago Rockford International Airport. The grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. “Airports and […]

Bustos Reiterates Call For Long-Term Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated her call for a long-term highway funding bill to protect Illinois transportation projects and jobs. Earlier today, the House passed a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund. “It was with great frustration that I voted for […]