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Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairs Applaud Passage of Critical Disability Benefits Increase

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) along with Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) released the following statements after the House passed S. 189, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021, introduced by Subcommittee on Disab...

Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Committee Markup of Democrats’ Partisan Reconciliation Package

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, at the start of the Committee’s markup of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation package – which includes an additional $18 billion dollars for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. This is the second time this year that...

Ranking Member Bost Slams Democrats' Disregard for Afghanistan Crisis, Irresponsible Spending

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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’s markup of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation package containing $18 billion dollars for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “House Democrats’ blatant disregard for the crisis the Biden White House created in Afghanistan and the impact that ...

Ranking Member Bost: We Honor, We Remember, and We Will Never Forget

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement in honor of the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “2,977 innocent Americans lost their lives on this painful day 20 years ago. Since then, thousands of American servicemembers made the ultimate sacrifice fighting the terrorists that shook our nation – an...

Ranking Member Bost’s Statement Following Release of 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 2018 to 2019. “I am thrilled to learn that the veteran suicide rate decreased in 2019. This is excellent, encouragin...

Ranking Member Bost Joins Dr. Murphy, Colleagues in Calling for Veteran Mental Health Hearing Following Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.), led a letter to Chairman Takano urging him to bring the Committee back to Washington, D.C. immediately to conduct a full committee hearing on veteran mental health following the events in Afghanistan. Additional co-signers of the letter include: Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.)...

Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Committee Markup of Eight Bills

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, at the start of the Committee’s markup of eight veterans' bills: Thank you. We are here this afternoon to consider eight bills that would impact the delivery of care and education, home loans, and compensation benefits to veterans. Three of these b...

Ranking Member Bost Calls for Regular Order Following Committee Markup of 8 Bills

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the below statement following the Committee markup of eight veterans’ bills which would impact the delivery of care and education, home loans, and compensation benefits to veterans: “I am proud of the bipartisan work that our Committee did today on six of the eight bills that came up for a vote...

Bost Statement Following House Passage of 2 Bipartisan VA 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 House passed two bills to bolster services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “The two bills that the House passed today will help VA better-serve veterans and non-veterans alike,” said Ranking Member Bost. “S. 957, the DUMP Act, will impact every comm...

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

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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 Af...

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