Bustos Continues Fight To Protect Social Security, Seniors & Veterans From Benefit Cuts

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) led a group of 117 members of the U.S. House of Representatives in urging President Obama to rule out cuts to Social Security and veterans’ benefits in his upcoming budget proposal for next year.    In the letter, Bustos and her colleagues called on the President to avoid using the […]

Bustos Continues Fight To Restore Earned Benefits To Military Retirees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her fight to restore earned benefits to military retirees by voting to repeal the military retiree cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) modification that was included in last December’s Bipartisan Budget Act.  Last month, Bustos voted to restore benefits for disabled military retirees.   “As someone who will always […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Encourages Illinoisans To Participate In “Valentines For Veterans”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) encouraged constituents across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to participate in the “Valentines for Veterans” program by dropping off a Valentine’s Day greeting for a veteran at one of her three Illinois offices.  Greetings can be dropped off through Tuesday, February 11th. “For Valentine’s Day this year, I […]

Bustos Nominates 10 Illinois Students For Service Academies

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has nominated 10 Illinois students for admission to the United States Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2014.  Each year, Bustos has the honor of nominating qualified young people from Illinois’ 17th District for attendance at each of the four service academies: the […]