Bustos & LaHood Announce new hiring at Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood Pushed the USDA to end the effective hiring freeze after preventing closure Peoria, IL – In April, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) wrote a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture asking them to end a functional hiring freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab. Specifically, several research positions […]

Bustos Statement on Trump’s Decision to Expand his Trade War to Canada, Mexico and the European Union

Moline, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to impose aluminum and steel tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Earlier in the month, news broke that China, in response to President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs against them, has canceled several shipments of soybeans […]

Congresswoman Bustos’ Amendment Included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2018

The Navigation Workers Protection Act would ensure that the operation, maintenance and repair of locks and dams continue to be performed by federal employees. You can watch Congresswoman Bustos’ full testimony here WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee completed its markup of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. During the markup, […]

Congresswoman Bustos Applauds the House Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

The bill includes amendments to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal through creation of a new center of excellence for advanced manufacturing and address STEM jobs gap WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. This bill authorizes $639.1 billion in discretionary base budget authority for […]