Bustos visits with student veterans at Sauk

DIXON – When Ashley DeArmitt left the Navy in 2012, she was nervous about transitioning into the real world. “When I first wanted to get into the nursing program, I didn’t know anything about benefits or anything,” said DeArmitt, a second-year student at Sauk Valley Community College. DeArmitt, 25, spent 4 years in the Navy […]

Bustos Announces New Grants To Help End Veterans Homelessness In Rock Island, Henry, Mercer & Peoria Counties

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the award of new grants that will help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Peoria Counties.  These grants are awarded under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Details are below. The Humility […]

Bustos Applauds Signing Into Law Of Bipartisan Veterans Health Care Reform Bill

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement after the President signed into law bipartisan legislation to make needed reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that will help ensure our veterans get the care they have earned and deserve.  Today’s signing comes after Bustos led a group of 116 lawmakers last month urging […]

MEMO: Bustos a Strong Advocate for Illinois Veterans since Taking Office

During her 18 months in office, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has been a strong advocate for the veterans that call Illinois’ 17th Congressional District home.  Bustos has made our veterans a top priority, crisscrossing the region on several veterans’ listening tours to hear their concerns and fighting relentlessly to expand and protect the benefits they’ve earned […]