Video: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Thanks Service Members Serving Overseas This Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives thanking all of our service members who are serving overseas and are not with their families this holiday season.   Bustos’ prepared remarks are below: I rise today to thank all of our brave heroes […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Fights For Troops, Military Families & To Address Sexual Assaults In Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) fought for our troops, military families and to address the growing sexual assault crisis in the military by supporting the bipartisan FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  “Providing support for brave service members and their families will always be a top priority for me,” said Congresswoman […]

Video: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Gives Floor Speech On New Effort To Put Our Veterans Back To Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives introducing the Jobs for Heroes Act, a new effort Bustos is leading to put our veterans back to work by renewing and expanding two tax credits for businesses that prioritize hiring veterans and are set […]

Quad-City Times: Bustos introduces veterans bill

U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, both proposed Wednesday to expand and extend soon-to-expire tax incentives aimed at encouraging the hiring of veterans. Unemployment among veterans is a problem, particularly among younger ones. Veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 have a jobless rate of 20.4 percent, 5 percent higher than […]