Lawmaker leads effort for veterans

Just about every politician considers veterans essential. The question is, will VA employees get that distinction in a government shutdown? Thursday, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, whose district includes Whiteside County, led an effort to protect veterans in the event of a “politically induced” shutdown. She wrote a letter, signed by 36 of her […]

Bustos, Durbin, Kirk, Davis Bipartisan Bill to Improve Illinois Locks & Dams Advances, Moves to House Floor for Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman Rodney Davis (RIL-13) announced that a key provision of their bipartisan and bicameral legislation to help speed up repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers overwhelmingly passed the House […]

Bustos Leads Group Of 37 Lawmakers In Calling For Veterans To Be Protected In Event Of A Government Shutdown

Bustos Leads Group Of House Members In Urging President Obama To Deem Veterans Affairs Employees As “Essential” In Event Of Partisan Politics-Fueled Government Shutdown WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) led a group of 37 members of the U.S. House of Representative in calling for veterans to be protected in the event of […]

Bustos Reiterates Call For Public Participation In “Partnering For Illinois’ Economic Future” As Deadline Approaches

Constituents Across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District Urged To Visit Bustos.House.Gov Or Leave Message On Economic Development Hotline At 855-876-3394 To Give Their Input On Putting People Back To Work   Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reiterated her urge for constituents to give their input on ways to create jobs and improve the local economy as […]