Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Leads New Effort To Put Our Veterans Back To Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with input from her recent “Standing up for our Veterans” tour across Illinois’ 17th District, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spearheaded a new effort to create jobs for our nation’s veterans.  The Jobs for Heroes Act, introduced by Bustos, would not only extend, but also expand two expiring federal business tax credits […]

Congresswoman Participates In Veterans History Project

A Veteran’s History Project through the Library of Congress got 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos involved. Recently, Bustos took part in her office’s first “veteran interview” with former Army Sergeant Leland Chandler from Galesburg. The project reportedly attempts to preserve personal accounts of war and military service in the United States. Bustos tells WGIL that […]

Bustos: “They Had Our Backs, We Must Have Theirs”

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement honoring our veterans.  She commemorated Veterans Day today at ceremonies at Rock Island National Cemetery and in East Moline and at Hero Street in Silvis over the weekend. “Today, I join all Americans in paying tribute to the brave men and women of our armed forces […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds Reduction In VA Claims Backlog, Reiterates Call For Further Action

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement upon hearing news that the Department of Veterans Affairs has made progress in reducing the backlog of disability compensation claims — from 611,000 to 400,835 or 34 percent — since peaking in March: “The brave veterans who put their lives on the line for us deserve […]