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Ranking Member Bost Applauds House Passage of 19 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills This Week

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed 19 veterans’ bills ahead of Memorial Day: “I’m so glad that we were able to continue the bipartisan tradition of passing good bills to better serve veterans and their families, caregivers, and survivors before recognizing our fallen heroes on Memor...

Ranking Member Bost, Sen. Sullivan Lead Effort to Modernize VA Home Loan Program

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after they introduced H.R. 7735, the Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Act of 2022, a bill to enhance VA’s home loan program by streamlining the home buying process for vetera...

Ranking Member Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Committee Hearing to Discuss VA’s FY 2023 Budget Request

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the Committee’s hearing to assess the Biden Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And, welcome Secretary McDonough and our V.S.O. witnesses. I would...

Bost Questions Whether Proposed FY 2023 VA Budget Increase Would Produce Better Results for Veterans

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee held a hearing to review the Biden Administration’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “Our job in Congress, and especially in the VA Committee, is to make sure that VA has what it needs to serve...

Bost Selected to Serve on China Legislation Conference

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after he was selected to serve as a conferee on the bicameral House and Senate China legislation conference: “During the pandemic, VA spent billions of dollars on personal protective equipment and medical supplies to keep the veterans they serve safe. Sadly, too much of ...

Ranking Member Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Committee Markup of 17 Bills

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the Committee markup of 17 bills, including 6 Republican-led proposals: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Before getting started this morning, I want to acknowledge some heartbreaking news in the veteran community today – the passing of Dr. Kat...

Ranking Member Bost Applauds Committee’s Passage of 17 Proposals, Calls for Consideration of Bills to Help Toxic-Exposed Veterans Immediately

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee reported 17 bills with strong bipartisan support to be considered on the House Floor: “I am thrilled that we passed 17 bills, including 6 Republican-led bills, out of the VA Committee today. These proposals would improve the delivery of care and servi...

Ranking Member Bost Slams Democrats’ Witch Hunt to Stigmatize Veterans as Domestic Violent Extremists

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the Committee’s hearing entitled, “Helping Veterans Thrive: The Importance of Peer Support in Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism:” Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And, welcome to our witnesses and Committee Members. Today’s hearing is the second i...

Ranking Member Bost Encourages Committee Refocus on Real-Life Problems Veterans Face

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee held the second Committee hearing in five months on veterans’ involvement in domestic violent extremism: “Veterans are among the best of us, not the worst. Yet, for the second time in just a few short months, Democrats on the House Veterans’ Affairs C...

Ranking Member Bost Joins Subcommittee Leaders Nehls and Rosendale in Effort to Reform Disability Claims Systems for Veterans

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Tex.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs, and Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, released the following statements after introducing legislation to make it easier and faste...

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