EAST ST. LOUIS — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) held a roundtable with women veterans in East St. Louis to discuss a wide range of issues from access to health care and mental health care to challenges with Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“As the grandchild of two World War II veterans, I grew up understanding the deep debt of gratitude we owe to those who’ve served our nation in the armed forces. And as a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I’m committed to ensuring they have access to the benefits they’ve earned and deserve,”said Congresswoman Budzinski. “I’m so grateful to everyone who came together today to discuss the unique challenges faced by women veterans here in Central and Southern Illinois and across the country. I look forward to taking their stories and ideas with me to Washington as I work to improve access to health care and mental health resources for our nation’s veterans.”
Earlier this year, Congresswoman Budzinski convened the first meeting of her Veterans Advisory Council, which is made up of local veterans, active duty servicemembers and stakeholders from across Central and Southern Illinois. Budzinski is a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, which is tasked with overseeing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and advancing legislation to improve veterans’ benefits.
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly finalized rule that will allow eight midwestern states to sell E15 year-round beginning in 2025. The rule applies to Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. “We know that higher blends of biofuels help to save consumers […]
Budzinski Announces $1.8 Million in Rural Energy Funding
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced that ten small businesses in Madison and Macoupin counties will be receiving more than $1.8 million in Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These funds will go directly to energy efficiency upgrades that will lower energy bills for recipients. Many of […]
Budzinski, New Democrat Coalition Release Framework for Bipartisan Border Security and Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) joined fellow members of the New Democrat Coalition to unveil a new framework for bipartisan border security and immigration reform. The framework is intended to provide additional resources for border security, bolster the U.S. economy and workforce, improve pathways to legal status and help address the broken asylum system. Congresswoman […]