Bustos Joins Request for EPA to Stop Blocking Investigation into Small Refinery Exemption Waiver Process

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined a bipartisan, bicameral request that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stop blocking the release of key information necessary for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to complete a federal investigation into the small refinery exemption waiver process. The investigation is the result of Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer’s (IA-01) efforts […]

Bustos Helps Pass Strength in Diversity Act to Support Local Efforts to Desegregate Public Schools

Peoria and Rockford schools rank among most segregated in the nation WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Strength in Diversity Act of 2020 to help desegregate public schools and provide support to school districts that are developing, implementing or expanding school diversity initiatives. According to a 2019 study, Peoria had the sixth-highest […]

Bustos Statement on Trump’s Delayed Action on Small Refinery Gap Year Waivers

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that they will finally take action on small refinery gap year waivers after losing billions of gallons of biofuel demand due to their abuse of small refinery waivers. “From the very beginning, this Administration’s misuse of Small […]

ICYMI: Bustos Interviews Local Volunteer Contact Tracer

Freiburg: “Answer your phone, we will not keep you long. Wear your masks, social distance and wash your hands.” MOLINE – In case you missed it: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) interviewed Debbie Freiburg, a retired nurse and volunteer contact tracer for the Rock Island County Health Department, on Facebook Live. Throughout the conversation, they discussed how […]