Bustos Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen, Revitalize the Rock Island Arsenal

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA), which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Rock Island Arsenal. Joining Congresswoman Bustos are Representatives Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Paul Tonko (NY-20), both of whom represent districts with manufacturing arsenals. Representatives Dave […]

Clarence DeLoach

“For two years I have been getting appointments with the V.A. hospital way beyond the 30 days acceptable for vets. I received a Veterans’ Choice Card back in 2014 and again in September 2015. They told me I was eligible, but kept delaying appointments to my doctor of choice. So I went to Congresswoman Cheri […]

Bustos Recognizes Anniversary of Clay Hunt SAV Act, Votes to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Programs for Female Veterans

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) recognized the anniversary of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act. Earlier this week, she also voted in favor of the Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, an addition to current efforts which aims to identify mental health and suicide prevention programs that are the most […]

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 […]