Bustos Continues Fight To Restore Earned Benefits To Military Retirees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her fight to restore earned benefits to military retirees by voting to repeal the military retiree cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) modification that was included in last December’s Bipartisan Budget Act.  Last month, Bustos voted to restore benefits for disabled military retirees.  

“As someone who will always honor and support those who have given their lives in service to our country, I’m encouraged that so many Democrats and Republicans joined with me in supporting this effort to ensure our military retirees get the benefits they have earned and deserve,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.      

Bustos also supports other measures to restore benefits to military retirees.  These include the Military Retirement Restoration Act that would restore benefits to military retirees by closing tax loopholes for offshore corporations and two bipartisan bills sponsored by Republican Congressman Jeff Miller, the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to restore these benefits.  Exact details on all three bills can be found HERE.

Last month, Bustos spoke out on the floor of the House of Representatives urging lawmakers to come together to restore benefits for military retirees.  That speech can be viewed HERE.