Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) 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.
“It is always an honor to help welcome the brave veterans from back home to our nation’s capital,” Congresswoman Cheri Bustos said. “That’s why I was proud to support this bipartisan effort today to make it easier and more comfortable for our veterans, many of whom are seniors, to visit the memorials built in their honor.”
The Honor Flight Act, which passed the House today, would direct the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling on an Honor Flight Network private charter, or another flight organized by not-for-profit organizations that honor veterans, to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service.
Honor Flights bring local veterans to Washington to visit our nation’s capital and the memorials built in their honor. The flights are fully paid for by donations from organizations and individuals. To find out more about the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, click HERE, for Peoria, click HERE, for Northern Illinois, click HERE, and for Dubuque, click HERE.
Bustos regularly greets or helps send off local veterans from Honor Flights from communities across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. Photos of Rep. Bustos greeting local Honor Flight veterans can be found HERE.