PHOTOS: BUSTOS WELCOMES VETERANS FROM PEORIA HONOR FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) greeted veterans from Peoria’s Honor Flight as they prepared to visit the Lincoln Memorial. The veterans welcomed to our nation’s capital today served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. More than 70 veterans attended the trip. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization committed […]

BUSTOS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO DEFUND CRITICAL MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of both the House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense and Military Construction – released the following statement after President Trump announced his plans to defund $3.6 billion in military construction projects: “The president’s plan to steal billions of dollars from our military undermines their ability to […]

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 […]

PHOTOS: BUSTOS HELPS PASS THE LEGION ACT

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of the House Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs – helped pass the LEGION Act, which extends American Legion membership eligibility to honorably discharged veterans who served in unrecognized times of war since World War II. The American Legion is a congressionally chartered […]