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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...

ICYMI: Major VSO’s Agree: It’s Time for Congress to Protect Veterans’ 2nd Amendment Rights

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During the joint House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings with the nation’s leading Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) asked VSO’s Disabled American Veterans (DAV), The American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), about what Congress should do to ensure that veterans’ Second Amendment rights remain ...

ICYMI: Ranking Member Bost During Full Committee Hearing on VA Staffing: “In any organization, your people are your most precious resource.”

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Yesterday, 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 to assess the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system staffing levels: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity today to discuss the staffing and hiring challenges V.A. faces nationwide. I...

Ranking Member Bost’s Statement on VA’s Recommendations for the AIR Commission

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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) announced their recommendations for the VA medical facilities that should be modernized, realigned, or closed under the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Act: “For far too long, VA’s infrastructure has been slowly crumbli...

Bost Statement on the President’s Nominees for Undersecretary for Health, Benefits, and the AIR Commission

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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 White House announced the President’s nominees for VA Undersecretary for Health and Undersecretary for Benefits, as well as for the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, to consider changes to VA's health care infrastructure nationwide: “I am glad t...

Ranking Member Bost, Dr. Miller-Meeks Call on Congress to Deliver Real Results for Toxic-Exposed Veterans

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), a Member of the Subcommittee on Health, released the following statements after the House voted on H.R. 3967, the PACT Act: “I regret that the House did not do right by post-9/11 veterans and pass the Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act today. This bill has ...

Ranking Member Bost’s Statement Following President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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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 President Biden’s State of the Union address: “I appreciated the attention President Biden gave to the unique issues veterans and their families face during his State of the Union Address this evening. If we want to get things done for the men and women who have se...

Ranking Member Bost: “Every day that the House fails to send the Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act to the President is another day that a sick veteran doesn’t get the care they need.”

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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 Rules Committee hearing on H.R. 3967, the Honoring Our PACT Act: Thank you, Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole. For the second time this year, I am testifying today in opposition to a veterans’ bill. I would prefer to be here in sup...

Bost Leads Bipartisan House Effort to Get Toxic-Exposed Veterans Life-saving Care

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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 introducing H.R. 6659, the Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act, yesterday. The Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand eligibility for VA care to post-9/11 combat veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxins...

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