Bustos Successfully Fights for Veterans, Rural Health Access in Appropriations Bill

With Critical Bustos Provisions Included, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor for Final Passage WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass a strong Military Construction-Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) funding bill out of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. The legislation will now head to the House floor for final passage. Congresswoman Bustos […]

Bustos Announces Contract Awarded for Peoria Air National Guard Fire Station

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced the award of a $7,828,000 contract for the construction of a new Fire Crash Rescue Station at the Peoria Air National Guard. This officially takes the Peoria Air National Guard off the table from losing funding as a result of […]

VIDEO: Bustos Pushes Acting Secretary of Defense on “Make or Buy” Guidance and Cybersecurity

CLICK HERE for video of Congresswoman Bustos WASHINGTON – Yesterday, in a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing regarding the full FY2020 Department of Defense (Department) Budget, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) pushed Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, on the Department’s “Make or Buy” Guidance and how it relates to the work of the Rock […]

VIDEO: Bustos Advocates for Rock Island Arsenal Manufacturing Capabilities to Navy Secretary

CLICK HERE for video of Congresswoman Bustos WASHINGTON – Yesterday, in a House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing regarding the FY20 Navy and Marine Corps Budget, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) raised the prospect of future partnerships between the Navy and Rock Island Arsenal to the Secretary of Navy, Richard V. Spencer. In June of 2018, Secretary […]