Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Fights To Cut Down On Growing Va Claims Backlog

Bustos Introduces Bill That Would Help Expedite VA Claims, Which Now Take An Average Of 279 Days To Complete    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), along with Congressman Mike Michaud (ME-02), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced a bill that would help cut down on the growing […]

Photo Release: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Recognizes Naval Officer’s Achievement At Bipartisan Wreath Laying Ceremony

Photos From Today’s Event At The Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery Can Be Found HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) participated in a bipartisan wreath laying ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.  For over 15 years, the bipartisan […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Opposes “Short-Sighted” DOD Decision To Go Ahead With Plan To Furlough Employees

Bustos Has Always Been Against The Across-The-Board Budget Cuts Known As Sequestration & Has Repeatedly Called On Congress To Work Together To Take Sequestration Off The Table    Bustos Also Called On Secretary Hagel To Avoid Making Civilian Furloughs This Year & Voted To Give DOD The Needed Flexibility To Reduce Spending Without Resorting To […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Fights To Protect Service Members Who Are Victims Of Sexual Assault

New Bipartisan Bill Would Give Enhanced Whistleblower Protections To Service Members Who Are Victims Of Sexual Violence Bustos Also Joins Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced support for newly-introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance whistleblower protections for service members who are victims of sexual violence.  The common sense Military Whistleblower Protection […]