BUSTOS URGES VA TO ACT ON AGENT ORANGE CLAIMS

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, raised the concerns of local veterans regarding the implementation of Agent Orange presumption for Blue Water Navy veterans in a letter to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie. Specifically, Congresswoman Bustos called […]

BUSTOS ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS OF STEPHENSON, WINNEBAGO COUNTIES TO REPORT FLOOD DAMAGE

The Deadline to Submit Damage Assessment is Friday, August 9th MOLINE – Last week, the State of Illinois formally requested that Stephenson and Winnebago counties be added to the state’s ongoing damage assessment following flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to this request. Congresswoman Bustos worked closely with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency […]

BUSTOS ANNOUNCES RURAL GREEN PARTNERSHIP TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH

Agriculture, labor and environmental advocacy groups praise Bustos’ Rural Green Partnership VIDEO: Bustos Discusses Rural Green Partnership MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) formally submitted a framework of principles and policies to combat climate change and spur economic growth – called the Rural Green Partnership – to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. […]

BUSTOS STATEMENT ON GUN VIOLENCE

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after this weekend’s gun violence: “Too many times as a Member of Congress, I’ve been asked to respond to mass shootings or gun violence in our communities – this is an epidemic, plain and simple. Lives are being lost each and every day – but […]