Moline Dispatch/Argus: Bustos, Braley bill to help soldiers who lost limbs

A bill sponsored by two area lawmakers would remove a $100,000 cap on compensation for life-changing injuries sustained by soldiers in combat. Representatives Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo, have called the proposed legislation the Taylor Morris Act after an Iowa quadruple amputee. Mr. Morris, a native of Cedar Falls, was a Navy […]

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 […]