Bustos Passes Amendment in Transportation Committee to Give Veterans Hiring Preference

WASHINGTON – Today, at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced and passed an amendment to ensure that veterans receive hiring preference for work on airport improvement projects.   “I was proud to have broad bipartisan support for my amendment today, and […]

Bustos Nominates Seven Illinois Students for Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has nominated seven Illinois students for admission to the United States Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2016. Each year, Bustos has the honor of nominating qualified young people from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District for attendance at four service academies: […]

Congresswoman Bustos Announces 2016 Valentines for Veterans

ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) encouraged constituents across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to participate in the “Valentines for Veterans” program by dropping off or mailing a Valentine’s Day card for a veteran at her Rock Island, Rockford or Peoria offices. The deadline for submitting cards is Wednesday, February 10th, and Bustos […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Reacts to President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) offered the following statement after President Obama’s final State of the Union Address:   “America has always been a nation forged on the dream of building a better, more inclusive society, where all of our families can have a fair shot at success,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “We've made great […]