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 […]

Bustos Bill To Improve Illinois Locks & Dams Wins Approval In House, Moves One Step Closer To Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ bipartisan legislation to help speed up repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers passed the House on a wide bipartisan basis.  Provisions of her legislation, which was sponsored in the Senate by Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk, was included […]