Bustos, Duckworth, Loebsack Announce “Make It At Home Act” Included In Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) and Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-2) announced that the Make It At Home Act, a common sense bill that would help increase workload at our nation’s arsenals, was offered as an amendment that unanimously passed the House Armed Services Committee. It will now be […]

Bustos Helps Lead Bipartisan Effort To Increase Veteran Employment & Improve Crumbling Infrastructure

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the Veterans Jobs Caucus and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced that she joined with her Republican colleagues Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Don Young (AK-AL) to introduce the Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act. This bipartisan effort would boost employment opportunities for veterans in […]

Bustos, Durbin Announce Two Year Extension Of Rock Island Arsenal’s Humvee Ambulance Line

[ROCK ISLAND] – The Rock Island Arsenal’s Humvee ambulance production line will be extended another two years as a result of $60 million which U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) added to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill, the two Members of Congress announced today during a visit to […]

VA Answers Bustos’ Call To Improve Access To Healthcare For Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) heeded her call to expand veterans’ access to healthcare by modifying the calculation used to determine whether a veteran is eligible to receive care at a non-VA medical facility through the Veterans Choice Program. “I’m pleased that the […]