Bustos, Braley Introduce ‘Taylor Morris Act’ to Ease Financial Burden for America’s Most Severely Injured Veterans

Congressional neighbors work together to ensure fair treatment for veterans that have multiple amputations, other major injuries New legislation named after Taylor Morris – a quadruple amputee war vet from Iowa injured in Afghanistan Washington, D.C. – Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Bruce Braley (IA-01) today introduced the Taylor Morris Act in an effort to […]

Photo Release: Bustos Interviews Peoria WWII Nurse For Library Of Congress’ Veterans History Project

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) yesterday conducted her second interview for the Veterans History Project, by interviewing Nora Leman, a 90 year old nurse from Peoria who served in the Philippines during World War II.  Leman, who was originally born in England, was a U.S. Army nurse who achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant.  Bustos first […]

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 […]