Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she is accepting applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2015.
Aug 18, 2014 Press Release
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has taken an essential step in the activation of Thomson Correctional Center by hiring a warden for the new federal prison, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos announced today at the facility in Thomson.
Aug 11, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the award of new grants that will help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Peoria Counties.
Aug 7, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act Will Help Ensure Veterans Get The Care They Have Earned & Deserve
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement after the President signed into law bipartisan legislation to make needed reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that will help ensure our veterans get the care they have earned and deserve.
Aug 1, 2014 Press Release
Bustos Urges CDC To Outline Plans In Place To Protect Americans At Home & Abroad From Ebola Outbreak
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to do everything in its power to protect American citizens, both at home and traveling and living abroad, from the Ebola threat currently spreading throughout West Africa.
Jul 31, 2014 Press Release
Bill Mirrors Senate Legislation Introduced Yesterday
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and a bipartisan coalition of 18 House Members introduced the House version of the Campus Safety and Accountability Act.
Jul 29, 2014 Press Release
During her 18 months in office, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has been a strong advocate for the veterans that call Illinois’ 17th Congressional District home.
Jul 25, 2014 Press Release
Bustos Leads Group Of 116 Members Of Congress In Urging Senate Majority Leader Reid & House Speaker Boehner To Forego August Recess Until Compromise Is Reached On Critical Veterans’ Healthcare Bill
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos led a group of 116 lawmakers in calling on Congress to stay in session, and forego the August district work period, until the passage of compromise legislation to help our nation’s veterans get access to the timely and quality healthcare they have earned and deserve.
Jul 22, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos supported bipartisan legislation to make it easier and more comfortable for aging Honor Flight veterans, many of whom are seniors and suffering from physical ailments, to travel to and from Washington, D.C. to see the monuments built in their honor.
Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos received word that her fight to prevent service cuts at Social Security Field Offices achieved its goal.
Jul 14, 2014 Press Release
Bustos-Backed Bill Would Improve Treatment & Diagnosis of Health Conditions Related to Exposure to Toxic Burn Pits Overseas
Today, following her recent roundtable with veterans in Fulton County earlier this month, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her efforts to improve care for our nation’s veterans by supporting the Helping Veterans Exposed to Toxic Chemicals Act.