Bustos Votes to Pass Keep Kids Fed Act

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act to ensure that schools can continue to provide vital meals to students.  “School meals are a lifeline to families across our country – ensuring that every child has access to healthy food,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, I was proud to help pass bipartisan legislation to ensure […]

Bustos Votes to Improve Mental Health Services for Veterans

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the bipartisan STRONG Veterans Act to prevent veteran suicide and strengthen efforts to improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing. This legislation increases outreach, mental health care, suicide prevention, provider training and research from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  “Each day, we lose 17 veterans to suicide. We cannot allow […]

Bustos Secures Support for Rural Veterans in Appropriations Markup

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive military construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill that would protect our national security, rebuild vital infrastructure and uphold our commitments to servicemembers, veterans and their families. “After putting their lives on the line for our nation, […]

Bustos Secures Rural Priorities in Agriculture Appropriations Markup

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive agriculture and rural development funding bill that would bring significant federal investments to communities in Northwest and Central Illinois.  “Investing in the future of rural communities is vital to Illinois and our nation,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “The bill […]