Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Continues Fight To Cut Down On Unacceptable VA Claims Backlog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her fight to cut down on the Veterans Affairs (VA) claims backlog by supporting a bipartisan bill (H.R. 2189) that would establish within the VA a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of veterans' disability claims, to analyze possible improvements to the claims process […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Accepting Applications For Military Academy Nominations

Deadline Is November 15th To Submit Military Academy Nomination Applications To Rep. Bustos WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she is accepting applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2014.  “Our […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Fights For Local Workers’ Pay During Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced support for a bill to protect workers’ pay jeopardized by a federal government shutdown.  The bipartisan Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act would ensure that all federal employees across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, including those at the Rock Island Arsenal and Peoria Air National Guard, receive […]