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 […]

Photo Release: Bustos Continues “Standing Up For Our Veterans” Tour By Holding “Cheri On Shift” At Sterling VA Clinic

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her “Standing up for our Veterans” tour by holding a “Cheri on Shift” at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Sterling.  At this event, Bustos shadowed local VA clinic workers and also met with local veterans to hear their thoughts and concerns.   In the below photo, a […]

Rep. Cheri Bustos Discusses Jobs and More for Veterans

PEORIA — With Veterans Day approaching, local organizations gathered Wednesday for a discussion with U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos about veterans issues. The stop in Peoria, held in conjunction with her Standing Up for Our Veterans Tour, allowed Bustos to hear from area experts on the current state of veterans conditions from the Peoria portion of […]

Stateline Veterans Discuss How to Improve the Lives of Those Who Have Served

ROCKFORD – With just a week until Veterans Day, stateline veterans discuss how to improve the lives of those who have served. Representative Cheri Bustos joined a roundtable of local veterans speaking specifically about homelessness among veterans. It’s part of Bustos’ “Standing Up for Veterans” campaign. She says it’s vital that those who have fought […]