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Bost, Tester Urge VA to Improve Travel Reimbursement Program for Veterans

Today, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make critical improvements to its travel reimbursement program for the nation’s veterans. “We write today to formally express our ongoing concerns regarding the roll out of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS),” wrote the members to VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “While you and your team have taken a n... [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ranking Member Bost to Join Rep. Hudson, Whip Scalise, Veterans at Press Conference on ATF Stabilizing Brace Rule

Next week, Ranking Member Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) will join Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), the House Republican Conference Secretary, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and military veterans at a press conference on Tuesday, July 27, at 5:00pm EST to discuss a new rule on pistol stabilizing braces proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF). The press conference will highlight how the regulation jeopardizes the Second Amendment, especially the ability of disabled combat veterans to exercise their constitutional ... [...]

Ranking Member Bost Joins General Bergman in Introducing 3 Bills to Support Veterans and Caregivers

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, released the following statements after they introduced three key pieces of legislation to improve health care and services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans and their caregivers. “It’s simple - these three bills will help deliver the world-class care that veterans deserve,” said Ranking Member Bost. “They would close gaps in care for veterans, st... [...]

Bost, Takano, & Mrvan Introduce the VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act

Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and Subcommittee on Technology Modernization Chairman Frank J. Mrvan (D-Ind.) introduced the VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act after today’s Subcommittee hearing. Following two major Inspector General reports detailing significant issues with VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) project, this legislation will force VA to account for all costs associated with the project and report those to Congress. See full b... [...]

Bost, Rosendale, McMorris Rodgers Statements on End of VA’s EHRM Strategic Review

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), released the following statements after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the strategic review of the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) Program has concluded. “I commend VA for pausing the Electronic Health Record Modernization program to solve the serious problems found in Spok... [...]

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