Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Veterans Receive Official ID Card

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to allow veterans to receive official identification cards through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by supporting the bipartisan Veteran’s ID Card Act. Currently, the VA only offers ID cards to those who have served at least 20 years in the Armed Forces or those who […]

Bustos Announces $200,000 in Funding for Homeless Veterans Across Central Illinois

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $200,000 grant for Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. in Peoria. The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP). HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of homeless veterans.    “Our brave military service members […]

Bustos Seeking Wounded Warrior Fellow For Rock Island Office

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she is seeking a Wounded Warrior Fellow to serve as a Veterans’ Advocate and Outreach Coordinator in her Rock Island Congressional Office. Primary responsibilities will be to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from military, veterans and other stakeholders in the region. This […]

Bustos Introduces “Hero Street USA Commemorative Coin Act” To Honor Local Veterans & Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Hero Street USA Commemorative Coin Act, legislation that would authorize the U.S. Department of Treasury to issue commemorative coins to honor the sacrifice and service of the Hero Street community in Silvis, Illinois. To be minted in 2018, on the 50 year anniversary of its […]