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 […]

Bustos Urges Va To Improve Access To Care For Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and a bipartisan coalition of 49 other Members of Congress urged Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to improve veterans’ access to medical care under the Veterans Choice program. The program, established by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act signed by the President last August, […]

Bustos Continues Bipartisan Push For 100% American Made Flags

Bustos’ Fight For American Made Flags In Response To Concerns From Local Veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her push to ensure the federal government purchases only U.S. flags made from 100 percent American-made materials by introducing the bipartisan All-American Flag Act. Bustos’ efforts to promote American-made flags are in response […]

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 […]