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Ranking Member Bost Announces Support for New PACT Act Following Senate Passage

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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 passed an amended version of H.R. 3967, the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act: “I applaud the Senate for passing a much improved, bipartisan version of the PACT Act today," said Ranking Member Bost. “The Senate bill is a better bill that addresses...

Ranking Member Bost Applauds House Passage of 19 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills This Week

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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 19 veterans’ bills ahead of Memorial Day: “I’m so glad that we were able to continue the bipartisan tradition of passing good bills to better serve veterans and their families, caregivers, and survivors before recognizing our fallen heroes on Memor...

Ranking Member Bost Applauds Committee’s Passage of 17 Proposals, Calls for Consideration of Bills to Help Toxic-Exposed Veterans Immediately

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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 17 bills with strong bipartisan support to be considered on the House Floor: “I am thrilled that we passed 17 bills, including 6 Republican-led bills, out of the VA Committee today. These proposals would improve the delivery of care and servi...

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 ...

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: “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...

Ranking Member Bost Joins 112 Colleagues in Requesting Briefing on NPRC’s Plan to Fully Reopen, Eliminate Veteran Request Backlog

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Oreg.), and Rep. Fred Keller (R-Pa.), released the following statements after joining over one hundred of their colleagues in sending a letter to the Director of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) calling for the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to report...

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 ...

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