LISTEN: Bustos Discusses Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, founded the Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus. Joining her to lead the bipartisan caucus is Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15). The caucus will work with stakeholders to organize quarterly educational briefings to help Members of […]

Bustos, LaHood Lead Call for Maintenance of Waterways Following Flooding

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) led a letter with lawmakers from the Illinois and Iowa Congressional Delegations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division in support of emergency dredging funding requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. The funding would be used […]

Bustos Helps Pass Raise the Wage Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Raise the Wage Act. This legislation would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025 and give more than 33 million hardworking Americans a raise. Additionally, this bill would lift 1.3 million Americans out of poverty, including 600,000 children. “All across our […]

Bustos Encourages Participation in Local Damage Assessment Following Flooding

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) encouraged residents of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to participate in county emergency management agencies damage assessment efforts to help the State of Illinois qualify for federal assistance. “The flooding across our communities has been heartbreaking and it’s vital we have an accurate assessment of the extent of the […]