Bustos Continues Effort To Reduce VA Claims Backlog, Reiterates Call For Further Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her fight to cut down on the Veterans Affairs (VA) claims backlog by supporting the 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.  This bill helps fund the United States Department of Defense and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other related agencies. “The […]

Bustos Pushes House To Renew Expired Tax Credits That Put Veterans Back To Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, continuing her efforts to put our veterans back to work, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) called on the House to reauthorize two currently expired tax credits for businesses that prioritize hiring veterans.  Bustos’ call comes on the heels of news that the House Ways & Means Committee is working on a package […]

Peoria Journal Star: Area lawmakers want upgrades to 182nd Airlift Wing’s C-130 fleet

PEORIA — Amid cutbacks to the national defense budget, area lawmakers are pressing to equip the 182nd Airlift Wing with the newest version of the venerable C-130 Hercules. Two weeks ago, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, made an impassioned plea to the House Armed Services Committee to equip the Peoria-based Illinois Air National Guard unit with […]

Quad-City Times: Op-Ed: Our bill helps wounded warriors

Our nation’s wounded warriors deserve our support when they return home from the battlefield. Due to advances in medical technology, more and more service members are surviving severe and catastrophic injuries. This is a great development, but it also calls for reforming current law so that our brave warriors are able to get compensated in […]