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Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Full Committee Hearing on Veteran Suicide Prevention

This morning, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, at the start of today’s Committee hearing on veteran suicide prevention and mental health initiatives at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity today to discuss the tragedy of veteran suicide and how to prevent it once and for all. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. And, this September there is cause for both ce... [...]

Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairs Applaud Passage of Critical Disability Benefits Increase

Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) along with Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) released the following statements after the House passed S. 189, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021, introduced by Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Ranking Member Troy Nehls and Chair Elaine Luria in the House. This critical legislation will increase the rate ... [...]

Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Committee Markup of Democrats’ Partisan Reconciliation Package

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, at the start of the Committee’s markup of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation package – which includes an additional $18 billion dollars for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. This is the second time this year that our Committee has received reconciliation instructions. Reconciliation may be the answer to weak and ineffective Democrat control. But, it is not the... [...]

Ranking Member Bost Slams Democrats' Disregard for Afghanistan Crisis, Irresponsible Spending

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee’s markup of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation package containing $18 billion dollars for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “House Democrats’ blatant disregard for the crisis the Biden White House created in Afghanistan and the impact that crisis is having on veterans and Gold Star Families was on full display this afternoon,” said Ranking Member Bost. “Today they signed off on a blank c... [...]

Ranking Member Bost: We Honor, We Remember, and We Will Never Forget

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement in honor of the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “2,977 innocent Americans lost their lives on this painful day 20 years ago. Since then, thousands of American servicemembers made the ultimate sacrifice fighting the terrorists that shook our nation – and the world – to its core. Like many, I remember September 11, 2001, as if it were yesterday. “As a veteran and a firefighter, as I do every year on t... [...]

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