Bustos, Durbin, Duckworth, Pritzker & Mayor Ali Tour 182d Airlift Wing, Secure Commitment from Air Force Chief of Staff to Safeguard Wing’s Mission and C-130 Aircraft

PEORIA – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Peoria Mayor Rita Ali visited the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria today to meet with officials and discuss their efforts to support the unit’s C-130 aircraft. While there, the group […]

Jeff Brooks

“My son, Noah Brooks, will soon graduate from Pekin Community High School. His desire has been to work hard, earn his Eagle Scout rank, do well in school, and serve in a branch of the Armed Forces after high school. When my son was once rejected for a prior muscle injury by the IL Air […]

BUSTOS, DURBIN, DUCKWORTH TO DOD: DIVERTING BORDER WALL FUNDING FROM NATIONAL GUARD TO PRESIDENT’S BORDER WALL IS SHORTSIGHTED & POLITICAL, HURTS 182ND WING IN PEORIA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), today sent a letter to the Department of Defense (DOD) expressing their dismay about the transfer of $1.3 billion appropriated for National Guard and Reserve Equipment and $169 million appropriated for Air Guard C-130Js for the construction […]

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 […]