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Feb 22, 2024
Budzinski Statement on EPA’s Year-Round E15 Rule

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly finalized rule that will allow eight midwestern states to sell E15 year-round beginning in 2025. The rule applies to Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  “We know that higher blends of biofuels help to save consumers […]

News and Announcements

Feb 16, 2024

Budzinski Announces $1.8 Million in Rural Energy Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced that ten small businesses in Madison and Macoupin counties will be receiving more than $1.8 million in Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These funds will go directly to energy efficiency upgrades that will lower energy bills for recipients.  Many of […]

Feb 15, 2024

Budzinski, New Democrat Coalition Release Framework for Bipartisan Border Security and Immigration Reform 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) joined fellow members of the New Democrat Coalition to unveil a new framework for bipartisan border security and immigration reform. The framework is intended to provide additional resources for border security, bolster the U.S. economy and workforce, improve pathways to legal status and help address the broken asylum system. Congresswoman […]

Feb 15, 2024

Budzinski Announces $450,000 for St. Louis Downtown Airport

CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced that the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia Heights, Illinois will receive $450,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to fund the design of a new terminal building. The funding was announced through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Airport Terminals Program.  “The St. Louis Downtown Airport is […]

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As a native of Downstate Illinois and the Representative for some of our nation’s most productive farmland, Nikki is proud to serve on the House Agriculture Committee to give family farmers in Central and Southern Illinois an important seat at the table in Washington. In Congress, Nikki is focused on revitalizing rural America, protecting the farm safety net, maintaining critical nutrition programs and investing in conservation. You can learn more about the upcoming Farm Bill here.


The grandchild of two World War II veterans, Congresswoman Budzinski understands the deep debt of gratitude owed to the men and women who’ve served our country. As a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Budzinski is focused on ensuring every veteran in Central and Southern Illinois has access to the benefits they’ve earned and deserve. 


A Trade Unionist and proud member of the labor movement, Nikki has spent her entire career standing up for working families. As the representative for thousands of labor households in Central and Southern Illinois, Nikki is fighting to strengthen unions, protect the rights of workers and invest in career and technical education opportunities across the Heartland.