Bustos Continues Efforts To Put Veterans Back To Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her efforts to create jobs for our nation’s veterans by introducing the Jobs for Heroes Act, legislation that would not only reauthorize, but also expand and make permanent two currently expired federal business tax credits designed to spur veteran employment. Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) joined with Bustos […]

Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Veterans Receive Official ID Card

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to allow veterans to receive official identification cards through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by supporting the bipartisan Veteran’s ID Card Act. Currently, the VA only offers ID cards to those who have served at least 20 years in the Armed Forces or those who […]

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 […]