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RELEASE: ICYMI: Ranking Member Bost Joins Committee Leaders in Introducing Bill to Improve MST Disability Exam Process

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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.) and Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), the Ranking Member and Chair of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs, and Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, released the following statements after they introduced H.R. 6064 last ...

Ranking Member Bost Applauds House Passage of 13 Bipartisan Veterans’ 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 13 bipartisan veterans’ bills this week: “Just a few days after celebrating our nation’s heroes on Veterans Day, I was proud to support all 13 veterans’ bills that passed the House this week,” said Ranking Member Bost. “These bills would improve th...

Ranking Member Bost Releases Video Message to Commemorate Veterans Day

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In honor of Veterans Day, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following video message to celebrate the generations of veterans who have served our great nation. Ranking Member Bost's message can be viewed here or read, as prepared, below: Madam Speaker, I am proud to join my friends and fellow veterans today to honor the generations...

ICYMI: Ranking Member Bost Grills Democrats’ For Sloppy Work During Rules Committee Hearing on Budget Reconciliation Proposal

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Last night, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following remarks, as prepared, during the Rules Committee hearing on the Committee Print to replace H.R. 5376, the Democrats’ secretive spending spree bill: Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole, thank you for giving me the opportunity to testify today. I am here representing the...

Bost Statement Following Committee Markup of 18 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 held a markup of 18 bills: “At a time when Washington Democrats’ liberal spending is out-of-control, I am disappointed that several of the bills that were passed out of our Committee tonight come with high costs and zero stakeholder views or discussio...

Ranking Member Bost, Chairman Takano Introduce the VIPER Act to Bolster VA Research

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced the VA Infrastructure Powers Exceptional Research Act of 2021 or the VIPER Act. This important legislation will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) critical tools and resources to further improve its groundbreaking research program. This will not only help VA better...

Ranking Member Bost Sheds Light on Harmful Stigma that Follows Veterans During Committee Hearing on Violent Extremism

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This morning, 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 Committee hearing on violent domestic extremist groups and the recruitment of veterans: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And, welcome to our witnesses. We are here today to discuss violent extremism among veterans. The importan...

Bost Calls for Passage of Bill to Help Keep Veterans Safe Online Following Committee Hearing on Violent Extremism

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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 discuss violent extremist groups' recruitment of veterans: “The Chairman’s hearing today revealed exactly what we already knew – that violent extremism is a serious problem and that, anecdotally, very few veterans take part in it. Lu...

Ranking Member Bost Joins Dr. Miller-Meeks in Introducing Bill to Help Incarcerated Veterans, Expand Reach of Veterans’ Justice Programs

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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), released the following statements after they introduced the Veterans Justice Outreach Improvement Act, legislation which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expand outreach about the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) program to ensure that e...

Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Full Committee Hearing on Veteran Suicide Prevention

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This morning, 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 today’s Committee hearing on veteran suicide prevention and mental health initiatives at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity today to discuss the tragedy of veteran su...

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