Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Fights For Local Workers’ Pay During Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced support for a bill to protect workers’ pay jeopardized by a federal government shutdown.  The bipartisan Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act would ensure that all federal employees across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, including those at the Rock Island Arsenal and Peoria Air National Guard, receive […]

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 […]