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House Passes 12 Veterans’ Bills, Including Key Bipartisan Proposals

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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 twelve veterans’ bills this week: “This week the House passed a number of veterans’ bills, including 4 bipartisan proposals to: bolster VA medical research, expand VA cybersecurity, and improve oversight of IT projects and the community…

Bost Statement Following Committee Markup

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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 1 bill to be considered on the House Floor: “I am grateful to Rep. Moore and Rep. Levin for their leadership on H.R. 4772 which was unanimously reported out of our Committee today. Their bipartisan proposal would simplify the…

Ranking Member Bost Salutes All Veterans on 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 – from all walks of life – who have served our great nation. Ranking Member Bost's message can be viewed here or by clicking on the image below: …

Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Rosendale’s Statements on VA’s Decision to Halt EHRM Rollout

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, released the following statements after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that they will delay the rollout of the new electronic health record (EHR) at more VA Medical…

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…

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