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Bustos secures agriculture wins for rural america in $152 billion appropriations bill

Thursday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) helped pass a comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development funding bill out of the powerful House Appropriations Committee that would deliver more than $152 billion in agriculture and rural support.
“Democrats are building up our rural communities, and this package reflects the critical investments that rural America needs to recover from COVID-19 and build back stronger than ever,” said Congresswoman Bustos, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “More than any other single issue, mayors across my district have called for increased investment in critical water and broadband infrastructure. From towns like Avon, Roseville and Seaton to communities in Albany, Woodhull and Carbon Cliff, this bill provides crucial resources to help our small towns meet growing infrastructure needs. I’m proud that this package supports our growers and producers in a struggling economy, delivers robust funding for broadband and delivers the tools that rural America needs to succeed.”
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