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 […]

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, […]