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Ranking Member Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Hearing to Review VA and Community-Based Organizations’ Efforts to Prevent Veteran Suicide

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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 today’s oversight hearing to assess the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national veteran suicide prevention annual report and discuss community-based organizations’ efforts to combat veteran suicide around the…

Bost Statement on Committee Passage of 13 Bills

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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 13 bills to be considered on the House Floor: “The 13 bills the Committee passed today will help servicemembers, veterans, and military families across the country. I was proud to support most of these proposals, including…

Ranking Member Bost’s Statement on Annual Veteran Suicide Data

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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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, revealing a decrease in veteran suicide from 2019 to 2020. “I am encouraged to see that the overall veteran suicide rate continued to decrease in…

Ranking Member Bost Defends the Sanctity of Life During Committee Hearing on VA Illegally Offering Abortion Services

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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 hearing to discuss the Biden Administration’s illegal decision to begin offering abortion to certain veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the…

Bost Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills, Including His VA Home Loan Improvement Bill

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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 five bipartisan veterans’ bills: “The five bills the House passed today will improve the Veterans Benefit Administration to ensure that disabled veterans, student veterans, and their families and survivors get their earned benefits…

Ranking Member Bost Statement on Biden Administration's Illegal Action to Provide Abortion through VA

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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 Secretary McDonough announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs was acting to provide abortion through the VA healthcare system. "Abortion is wrong, and Congress prohibited VA from providing it decades ago," said Ranking Member Bost. "This…

House Sends Ranking Member Bost’s GI Bill Reporting Fix to the President’s Desk, Honors the Service of Late Rep. Jackie Walorski

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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 S. 4458, the Ensuring the Best Schools for Veterans Act of 2022, companion legislation to H.R. 8198, which Ranking Member Bost introduced in the House to codify and streamline reporting requirements for colleges and universities…

Ranking Member Bost Applauds PACT Act Being Signed into Law

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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 President signed S. 3373, the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 into law, comprehensive legislation to connect toxic-exposed veterans, and their survivors, with the healthcare and benefits they have earned. “For the past 20 months, we…

Ranking Member Bost's Statement on Senate Confirmation of VA Under Secretary for Health

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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 Senate confirmed Dr. Shereef Elnahal to serve as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Health: “I am glad to see the Senate confirm Dr. Shereef Elnahal to serve as VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Dr. Elnahal’s position is a…

Ranking Member Bost Welcomes Rep. Connie Conway to VA Committee

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Connie Conway (R-Calif.), released the following statements after Rep. Conway was selected to join the VA Committee: “California is home to the largest population of veterans and active-duty servicemembers, which is why I am so excited to welcome Rep. Conway to the VA Committee.…

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