Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on the death of Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney

FAIRVIEW, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement after the Department of Defense confirmed the death of Army Sergeant Douglas J. Riney in Afghanistan. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sgt. Douglas Riney, who served our nation with honor and distinction. Like so many who grew up in Fairview, Sgt. […]

Bustos Accepting Applications for Military Academy Nominations

Applications Due November 18th, 2016 MOLINE, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she is accepting applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2017. “Our military academies provide our nation’s young people with […]

Bustos Statement on her Vote for the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill authorizes roughly $543 billion in base budget authority and $59 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund, equaling a total of $602 billion in discretionary funds. The base budget authority includes roughly $523.6 billion for the Department of […]