Stateline Veterans Discuss How to Improve the Lives of Those Who Have Served

ROCKFORD – With just a week until Veterans Day, stateline veterans discuss how to improve the lives of those who have served. Representative Cheri Bustos joined a roundtable of local veterans speaking specifically about homelessness among veterans. It’s part of Bustos’ “Standing Up for Veterans” campaign. She says it’s vital that those who have fought […]

Photo Release: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Interviews Galesburg Veteran For Library Of Congress’ Veterans History Project

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that over the weekend she conducted her office’s first interview for the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the U.S. Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center that seeks to collect, preserve and make accessible personal accounts of veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Continues Fight To Cut Down On Unacceptable VA Claims Backlog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her fight to cut down on the Veterans Affairs (VA) claims backlog by supporting a bipartisan bill (H.R. 2189) that would establish within the VA a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of veterans' disability claims, to analyze possible improvements to the claims process […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Accepting Applications For Military Academy Nominations

Deadline Is November 15th To Submit Military Academy Nomination Applications To Rep. Bustos WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she is accepting applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2014.  “Our […]