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Bustos Reiterates Call for Long-Term Highway Bill & Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated her call for a long-term, bipartisan highway funding bill to protect Illinois jobs and critical transportation projects. Earlier today, the House passed yet another short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund. This short term bill to fund the program through the end of October did not unfortunately include a reauthorization of the job-creating Export-Import Bank, which creates jobs and economic growth throughout Illinois. It has been expired since the end of June.

BUSTOS CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF LONG-TERM HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL TO PROTECT ILLINOIS PROJECTS &...

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated her call for Congress to take up and pass a long-term highway funding bill to protect Illinois transportation projects and jobs. Without action by Congress, the Highway and Transit Trust Fund will expire at the end of July. Hundreds of thousands of jobs and thousands of vital construction projects across the country are hanging in the balance

Bustos Supports Bipartisan Effort to Assist Homeless Veterans

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her efforts to assist homeless veterans by voting for the Homes for Heroes Act, which passed the House on a bipartisan basis.

Bustos, Durbin Applaud Central Illinois’ Designation as a “Manufacturing Community”

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) applauded the news that the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council has received one of 12 new designations under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. This program began in 2014 and is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies.

Bustos & Durbin Salute Rock Island Arsenal for Work to Improve White House Security

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statements following the announcement that workers from the Rock Island Arsenal’s Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center manufactured and are installing the new anti-climb fence that is being installed at the White House

Bustos Announces $1.2 Million in Funding for Freeport, East Dubuque Head Start Projects

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $1,236,603 grant for Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency in Freeport. The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be put toward Head Start projects.

Congresswoman Kelly Announces $460,636 CDBG Grant for Kankakee

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that the City of Kankakee has been awarded a $460,636 Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “Federal Community Development Block Grant funds have greatly benefited the city by supporting valuable services, better housing, public improvements and economic development,” Congresswoman Kelly said.

Reps. Bustos, Kind Continue Push For Improved Rail & Pipeline Safety

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) continued their push for improved rail and pipeline safety last night by introducing an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that provides $500,000 in additional funding to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Their amendment was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives

Reps. Bustos, Kind Continue Push For Improved Rail & Pipeline Safety

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) continued their push for improved rail and pipeline safety last night by introducing an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that provides $500,000 in additional funding to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Their amendment was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives

Bustos Urges Illinois Communities To Apply For Federal Transportation & Infrastructure Grants

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urged communities across her region of Illinois to apply for $500 million in federal grants available for transportation and infrastructure projects. More information on the application process on the next round of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants can be found by visiting http://www.dot.gov/TIGER. The deadline for pre-applications is May 4th and the deadline for final applications is June 5th.

Bustos Fights To Ensure First Responders Have Resources To Handle Train Derailments

Following her visit earlier this week to the BNSF train derailment site south of Galena to thank first responders, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, fought today to ensure first responders in local communities have the training and resources they need in the event of a train derailment or fuel spill

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Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.

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Durbin Questions Trump Administration’s Commitment To Air Safety

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development hearing, questioned Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao about the Trump Administration’s