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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 ...

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...

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...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ranking Member Bost to Join Rep. Hudson, Whip Scalise, Veterans at Press Conference on ATF Stabilizing Brace Rule

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Next week, Ranking Member Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) will join Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), the House Republican Conference Secretary, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and military veterans at a press conference on Tuesday, July 27, at 5:00pm EST to discuss a new rule on pistol stabilizing braces proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF). The press conference wi...

Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Committee Markup of Honoring Our PACT Act

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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 markup of H.R. 3967, the Honoring Our PACT Act: Thank you. Let me begin by noting that this is the first time this Congress that this Committee has met in person. Other Committees have been meeting in person all Congre...

Ranking Member Bost Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Defense Department to Assist National Archives with Addressing Backlog of Veterans’ Records

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost and Chairman Mark Takano; Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and Ranking Member Rep. James Comer; Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Gerry Connolly and Ranking Member Rep. Jody Hice; and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Stephen F. Lynch and Ranking Member Rep. Glenn Grothma...

Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Legislative Hearing to Address Toxic Exposures

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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 consideration of a number of bipartisan legislative proposals to address toxic exposure: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And, welcome to our witnesses. We are here to discuss one of my top priorities – caring for veterans w...

Ranking Member Bost: “The time to act for toxic-exposed veterans is now”

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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 its first legislative hearing on 15 bipartisan bills regarding toxic exposure among veterans. One of the bills considered at today’s hearing is H.R. 2127, the Toxic Exposure in the American Military – or, the TEAM Act. The TEAM Act is sponsored b...

Ranking Member Bost Spearheads House Effort to Address Toxic Exposures, Introduces TEAM Act with Senator Tillis

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), released the following statements after introducing the Toxic Exposures in the American Military (TEAM) Act of 2021. “One of my highest priorities as the lead Republican on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee is addressing toxic exposures. We failed veterans who were ...

Ranking Member Bost, GOP Conference Chair Cheney Introduce Bill to Protect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and House Republican Conference Chair, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), released the following statements after introducing The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. “Veterans served in defense of our Constitution and the rights it guarantees to every American. They should never have those rights taken away b...

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