Bustos Statement on EPA Emergency Fuel Waiver for E15 Sales

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emergency fuel waiver:  “With Putin’s war exacerbating record-high gas prices, I was pleased to see the EPA issue an emergency fuel waiver for E-15 gasoline sales throughout this summer. […]

Bustos, Durbin Press Bureau of Prisons to Prevent Accidental Drug Exposure Among Correctional Officers

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) outlining their concerns regarding unsafe working conditions for correctional officers who process mail for those incarcerated.  Last month, two prison workers were reportedly hospitalized following accidental exposure to […]

Bustos Advocates for Sustainable Aviation Fuels in Hearing with Energy Secretary Granholm

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) advocated for investment in sustainable aviation fuels during a House Appropriations Committee hearing with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. The use of biofuels in aviation would expand markets for family farmers and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.  WATCH: Bustos Advocates for Sustainable Aviation Fuels in Hearing with […]

Bustos Votes to Establish Process for Confiscating Russian Oligarchs’ Assets

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), voted to establish a process for seizing the assets of corrupt Russian oligarchs to support the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. The Asset Seizure for Ukraine Reconstruction Act lays the groundwork for the federal government to raise funds for Ukraine by confiscating high-value property, such as yachts, jets and luxury homes, from […]