Lawmaker leads effort for veterans

Just about every politician considers veterans essential. The question is, will VA employees get that distinction in a government shutdown? Thursday, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, whose district includes Whiteside County, led an effort to protect veterans in the event of a “politically induced” shutdown. She wrote a letter, signed by 36 of her […]

Bustos Leads Group Of 37 Lawmakers In Calling For Veterans To Be Protected In Event Of A Government Shutdown

Bustos Leads Group Of House Members In Urging President Obama To Deem Veterans Affairs Employees As “Essential” In Event Of Partisan Politics-Fueled Government Shutdown WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) led a group of 37 members of the U.S. House of Representative in calling for veterans to be protected in the event of […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement On President Obama’s Address On Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement following President Obama’s address to the American people on the situation in Syria: “I’m encouraged that President Obama tonight signaled his willingness to continue diplomatic efforts to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons.  I have said from the beginning that force should be […]

Bustos, Fitzpatrick Team Up To Make Bipartisan Push To Put Veterans Back To Work

New Bustos/Fitzpatrick Bill Would Help Put Veterans Back To Work Rebuilding Our Roads, Bridges, Tunnels & Rail Lines WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined together to introduce a new bipartisan bill that would help put veterans back […]