Bustos Invites VA Secretary To Region To Update Local Vets On Efforts To Reduce Backlog & Improve Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert McDonald to Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to update local veterans on the VA’s efforts to reduce the backlog of compensation and disability claims and improve the healthcare they have earned and deserve.   “I invited Secretary McDonald to Illinois […]

Photo Release: Bustos Discusses Economic Development, Military Readiness With Top Rock Island Arsenal Official

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) met with Major General Kevin O’Connell, the Commander of Army Sustainment Command and the Rock Island Arsenal, to discuss their shared goal of strengthening the region’s economy, bolstering our nation’s military readiness and easing the harmful impact of sequestration. “Nothing is more important to me than fighting […]

Bustos Applauds Step Forward In Ending Epidemic Of Veteran Suicide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the Senate’s passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act, an effort to end the epidemic of Veteran suicide that passed the House last month and is now on its way to the President’s desk for his signature. “22 attempted Veteran suicides […]

Bustos Encourages Illinoisans To Participate In “Valentines For Veterans”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) encouraged constituents across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to participate in the “Valentines for Veterans” program by dropping off a Valentine’s Day card for a veteran at her Rock Island, Rockford or Peoria offices. Cards can be dropped off through Friday, February 6th, and Bustos will then distribute […]