Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Glenn Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Farmers Of Tomorrow Act to Help Young Farmers Purchase Land

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Glenn Thompson (PA-5) introduced the Farmers of Tomorrow Act, which is designed to make it easier for young farmers and veterans to purchase new land to begin a farming career. “It is more important than ever that we encourage young people and veterans to pursue a […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Pleading Guilty to Making False Statements to the FBI

“While all Americans should be alarmed that the former National Security Advisor just admitted he was guilty of lying to the FBI about his communications with Russia, we should also be heartened by the clear message today that nobody is above the law. Michael Flynn’s guilty plea underscores the importance of ensuring that Special Counsel […]

Congresswoman Bustos helps introduce legislation to end secret taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements

Congresswoman Bustos helps introduce legislation to end secret taxpayer funded sexual harassment settlements  “Taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for members of Congress to sweep their own bad behavior under the rug”  WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she helped introduce the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act. This legislation would prevent taxpayers […]

Congresswoman Bustos Votes in Favor of Brownfield Program Reauthorization, Which Passed House Today

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted in favor of H.R. 3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act. The bill reauthorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) brownfields program through the 2022 Fiscal Year at its current funding level of $250 million per year. It also allows the EPA to provide additional […]