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 […]

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 […]