Bustos Applauds Signing of Bipartisan Toxic Exposure Legislation

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded President Joe Biden for signing into law historic, bipartisan legislation to expand access to care for veterans exposed to toxic substances in the line of duty. The life-saving Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act extends critical VA benefits to as many as 3.5 million veterans […]

Bustos Accepting Applications for Military Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON — Beginning this month, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) is accepting applications from high school students in Northwest and Central Illinois seeking a nomination to a U.S. Service Academy for fall 2023. The deadline for applications will be September 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., which is earlier than previous years.  “Whether following in the footsteps of a loved one […]

Bustos Helps Pass Annual Defense Bill Supporting Service Members and America’s National Security

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, helped pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to strengthen U.S. national security. The package will develop new technologies, improve coordination between America’s global network of allies and partners and support our country’s democratic values and the servicemembers and families […]

Bustos Votes to Pass Toxic Exposure Legislation

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 – sending it back to the Senate for final passage. President Biden called for the bill during his State of the Union earlier this year. “Our veterans deserve more than thanks – they […]