Bustos, Wenstrup Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Spouses of Injured Servicemembers

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support the spouses of servicemembers who sustain catastrophic injury. The Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act would extend home and automobile leasing protections in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, allowing the spouses of catastrophically […]

VIDEO: In Hearing with Army Secretary, Bustos Advocates for Rock Island Arsenal’s Manufacturing Center

Secretary of Army calls Rock Island Arsenal facility “game changer” for Army sustainability WASHINGTON – Yesterday, in a House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing regarding the FY2020 Army budget, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) advocated for the efforts of the Rock Island Arsenal’s Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence and the Army Sustainment Command to the Secretary of […]

VIDEO: Bustos Introduces Illinois Attorney General at Appropriations Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul at a hearing for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The hearing focused on combatting “wage theft” – when workers are not awarded the wages they’ve rightfully earned on the job – and the Department of […]

BUSTOS, SMITH, DURBIN, GRASSLEY, BLUNT & BALDWIN LEAD EFFORT TO FUND THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCKS ALONG UPPER MISSISSIPPI & ILLINOIS RIVERS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and Jason Smith (R-MO-8), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to House and Senate appropriators urging the inclusion of funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) in the Fiscal Year […]