VIDEO: Bustos Questions VA Secretary on Coronavirus Response, Transportation for Rural Veterans

CLICK HERE for a video of Congresswoman Bustos questioning Secretary Wilkie Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, questioned Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie during a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee hearing. Congresswoman Bustos asked Secretary Wilkie how the VA is coordinating with the Department […]

VIDEO: Bustos Questions National Guard Chief on More Than $1 Billion of Funding Diverted from National Guard Modernization

National Guard Chief: “It is a significant impact to us.” Funding Diversion Could Impact Peoria’s 182nd Airlift Wing WASHINGTON – Today, in a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) questioned National Guard Bureau Chief, General Joseph L. Lengyel, on the recent diversion of more than $1 billion in federal funds that […]

BUSTOS, DURBIN, DUCKWORTH TO DOD: DIVERTING BORDER WALL FUNDING FROM NATIONAL GUARD TO PRESIDENT’S BORDER WALL IS SHORTSIGHTED & POLITICAL, HURTS 182ND WING IN PEORIA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), today sent a letter to the Department of Defense (DOD) expressing their dismay about the transfer of $1.3 billion appropriated for National Guard and Reserve Equipment and $169 million appropriated for Air Guard C-130Js for the construction […]

Bustos, Wenstrup Bill to Support Gold Star Families Passes the House

Legislation would extend protections to dependents of fallen and catastrophically injured service members   Washington – Today, the House unanimously passed Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)’s bipartisan legislation to support Gold Star families. The Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act builds on the protections of the […]