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House Passes Ranking Member Bost’s THRIVE Act, Will Enhance Job Training and Education Benefits for Veterans

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed his bill, H.R. 2523, the Training in High-Demand Roles to Improve Veteran Employment Act (THRIVE Act), to improve veterans’ job training and education benefits. “When COVID-19 struck, Congress acted quickly to support veterans who were losing their jobs and needing help,” said Ranking Member Bost. “The THRIVE Act will help veterans make the most of those efforts. It will help unemployed veterans... [...]

Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Mike Levin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Job Training and Education Benefits

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, released the following statements after they introduced H.R. 2523, the Training in High-Demand Roles to Improve Veteran Employment Act (THRIVE Act). The THRIVE Act would improve veterans’ job training and education benefits by amending a number of provisions under the American Rescue Plan Act and the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and... [...]

House Republicans Fight for California Veterans’ Telehealth Services

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Members of the Republican California Congressional Delegation and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led the fight to ensure that California’s veterans have access to critical and lifesaving telemedicine in a letter to Marybel Batjer, President of the California Public Utilities Commission. In the letter, Ranking Member Bost, Leader McCarthy, and 18 Members of Congress demanded that the Commi... [...]

Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Davidson Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Call on President, NPRC to Develop Plan to Address Backlog of Veterans’ Records

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), released the following statements after joining almost two hundred of their colleagues in sending a letter to the President and the Director of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) urging quick action to address the growing backlog of claims at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), which is delaying benefits to an estimated half a million veterans. The letter is signed by 185 Members of Co... [...]

Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Mace Introduce Act to Protect Veterans Online

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), released the following statements after they introduced the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act, which would increase cyber safety among veterans. “Veterans are as vulnerable as anyone to cyber risks like identity theft and disinformation campaigns. That’s why Rep. Nancy Mace and I introduced the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act,” said Ranking Member Bost. “Our bill will make sure veterans have the information and resou... [...]

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