Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces 2013 Congressional Art Competition Winner & Runners-Up

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced the 17th Congressional District winner and runners-up for the annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” The first place winner is Madison Thompson from Spoon River Valley High School who will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for the next year.  The four runners-up are Shyanne […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Presents Replacement Military Awards To Grandson Of Henry County World War II Veteran

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) presented replacement military awards to Jason Bates of Galva, the grandson of Cpl. Floyd Lee Wolf, who served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.  Cpl. Wolf was born in Annawan in Henry County in 1923 and died in 1985.  Wolf’s original awards were lost due to […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Introduces Legislation To Help Put Veterans Back To Work

The Troop Talent Act Of 2013 Would Help Facilitate The Transition Of Service Members From Active Duty To The Civilian Workforce & Reduce Unemployment For Veterans Earlier This Month, Bustos Introduced An Amendment That Would Have Made It Easier For Veterans To Be Connected To Cybersecurity Jobs Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), along with Congresswoman […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Opposes “Chained Cpi” Proposal In President’s Budget That Could Cut Social Security Benefits For Seniors & Veterans

Bustos Helps Introduce Resolution Opposing The Use Of Chained CPI In Calculating Social Security Benefits Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced a resolution opposing the President’s proposed use of a Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) in calculating Social Security benefits.  Switching to a chained CPI system, which President Obama proposed in his recent FY2014 budget […]