Bustos statement on vote against “Minibus” funding bill

“If signed into law, the spending bill Washington Republicans passed today would trigger indiscriminate cuts, slashing military spending by billions of dollars – damaging our national security, hurting our local economy and undermining our troops in the field. I am hopeful that when this bill comes back to the House in its final form, we […]

Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act

In addition to supporting Rockford’s defense industry and Peoria’s Air National Guard Base, Bustos successfully included two amendments to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal through improved leasing and workload requirements WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. This bill authorizes $621.5 billion in discretionary base budget authority, […]

To Mark the 4th of July, Congresswoman Bustos Reintroduces her Bipartisan All-American Flag Act

Bustos has led effort to require all American flags purchased by the Department of Defense be made in America, but continues her push to expand this to the entire federal government WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reintroduced her All-American Flag Act. If signed into law, the bill would require the federal government to […]

Bipartisan Bustos Provision to Support Workload at Rock Island Arsenal Included in 2018 National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which included language introduced by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17). The provision comes from Congresswoman Bustos’ Army Arsenal Revitalization Act, and would help ensure that Army arsenals have the workload they need to plan ahead and remain […]