Congresswoman Bustos’ Bill to Rename the Fairview Post Office in Honor of Sgt. Douglas Riney Passes in the House

Sgt. Riney died defending our freedom in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 19, 2016 leaving behind his wife Kylie, his two children, James and Elea, and a community that will never forget his sacrifice WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of her bill to […]

DEADLINE FRIDAY: Bustos Accepting Applications for Military Academy Nominations

Applications Due November 3rd, 2017 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 2018. “Our military academies provide our nation’s young people with […]

Bustos Tapped for Key Leadership Role for FY 2018 National Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced her appointment to the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee. The Conference Committee, made up of a select group of House and Senate members, will merge the House and Senate versions of the bill into a final version. After the conference completes its […]

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 […]