Bustos Urges Secretary of Agriculture to Issue Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, where she urged him to issue a disaster declaration for areas of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. “Our region is facing unprecedented weather conditions – the likes of which our farmers and producers have never seen in their lives,” Congresswoman Bustos, a […]

Bustos Statement on State Disaster Proclamation for Henry and Knox Counties

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after Henry and Knox Counties were included in the State of Illinois’ disaster proclamation: “I’m pleased Gov. Pritzker has added both Henry and Knox Counties to the state’s disaster proclamation. After visiting with farmers in Henry County and across our region, it’s clear that this […]

Bustos Helps Pass Major Funding Package to Improve Rural Health Care, Lower Costs, Support Teachers, Strengthen Waterways & Defense

Committee Chairwoman Praises Bustos’ “Tenacious Advocacy” for Illinois’ 17th District With Critical Bustos Provisions Included, Four-Bill Appropriations Minibus Passes Full House WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped pass a major funding package out of the House of Representatives. The legislation is a four-bill minibus and includes […]


WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), urged the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue an extension for federal funding for the Amtrak route between Chicago and Moline.  After funding delays from former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker renewed the […]