Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Fights For Troops, Military Families & To Address Sexual Assaults In Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) fought for our troops, military families and to address the growing sexual assault crisis in the military by supporting the bipartisan FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  “Providing support for brave service members and their families will always be a top priority for me,” said Congresswoman […]

Video: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Gives Floor Speech On New Effort To Put Our Veterans Back To Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives introducing the Jobs for Heroes Act, a new effort Bustos is leading to put our veterans back to work by renewing and expanding two tax credits for businesses that prioritize hiring veterans and are set […]

Quad-City Times: Bustos introduces veterans bill

U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, both proposed Wednesday to expand and extend soon-to-expire tax incentives aimed at encouraging the hiring of veterans. Unemployment among veterans is a problem, particularly among younger ones. Veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 have a jobless rate of 20.4 percent, 5 percent higher than […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Leads New Effort To Put Our Veterans Back To Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with input from her recent “Standing up for our Veterans” tour across Illinois’ 17th District, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spearheaded a new effort to create jobs for our nation’s veterans.  The Jobs for Heroes Act, introduced by Bustos, would not only extend, but also expand two expiring federal business tax credits […]