Bustos Statement on Treasury Sending Nearly $1.4 Billion Worth of Stimulus Checks to Dead People

GAO again recommends implementation of fixes included in Bustos-led legislation Bustos led bipartisan, bicameral call to stop improper payments to dead people and protect taxpayer dollars WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement in response to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report that 1.1 million dead people received COVID-19-related economic impact payments […]

Reps. Bustos, Gianforte and Sens. Carper, Kennedy Lead Bipartisan Inquiry: Why are the Deceased Receiving Coronavirus Stimulus Checks?

Bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers press Treasury, IRS, & the Social Security Administration to stop improper payments to dead people and protect taxpayer dollars WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) are leading a group of lawmakers in raising concerns regarding recent reports that deceased individuals are receiving COVID-19-related economic […]

Bustos Holds Department of Veterans Affairs Accountable on Protection and Transparency Failures

Office of Inspector General Report Details Inability to Properly Implement the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – sent a letter to the VA questioning what the agency is […]

Bustos Statement on Theft of Defense Funds

Bustos Sits on House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, released the following statement on the Administration’s recent decision, which has drawn bipartisan criticism, to steal Department of Defense funds […]