Peoria Journal Star: Area lawmakers want upgrades to 182nd Airlift Wing’s C-130 fleet

PEORIA — Amid cutbacks to the national defense budget, area lawmakers are pressing to equip the 182nd Airlift Wing with the newest version of the venerable C-130 Hercules. Two weeks ago, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, made an impassioned plea to the House Armed Services Committee to equip the Peoria-based Illinois Air National Guard unit with […]

Quad-City Times: Op-Ed: Our bill helps wounded warriors

Our nation’s wounded warriors deserve our support when they return home from the battlefield. Due to advances in medical technology, more and more service members are surviving severe and catastrophic injuries. This is a great development, but it also calls for reforming current law so that our brave warriors are able to get compensated in […]

Bustos Joins New Bipartisan Effort To Boost Number Of Veterans Working On Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she has joined the new bipartisan Veterans Congressional Fellowship Caucus in order to boost the number of veterans working on Capitol Hill.  “The unemployment rate for our veterans remains stubbornly far too high,” said Bustos.  “That’s why I’m proud to join this new bipartisan effort today […]

Bustos Continues Push To Reauthorize Tax Credits That Put Veterans Back To Work

Today, continuing her push to put veterans back to work, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged the Senate Finance Committee to include two tax credits for businesses that prioritize hiring veterans in upcoming tax-credit extender legislation.  “The unemployment rate for our veterans remains far too high,” said Bustos.  “Democrats and Republicans should work together to renew […]