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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, Sen. Sullivan Lead Effort to Modernize VA Home Loan Program

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after they introduced H.R. 7735, the Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Act of 2022, a bill to enhance VA’s home loan program by streamlining the home buying process for vetera...

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 Members Bost and Luetkemeyer Release Joint Statement on Supporting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

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Today, Ranking Member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Mike Bost (R-IL) and Ranking Member on the House Committee on Small Business Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following joint statement after sending a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office regarding access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs: “Veterans have served our nation honorably on the battlefield and continue...

House, Senate Veterans’ Affairs Leaders Statements on Annual Veterans Homelessness Data

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House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee leaders Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.), issued statements today following an annual report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on veterans homelessness data since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, HUD rel...

Bost Calls Out Democrats’ Lackluster Work to Help Guard and Reserve Members

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement on House passage of the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021: “Members of the Guard and Reserve are stepping up in increasingly critical ways to keep our communities safe. Congress should take a top to bottom look at the benefits they receive. I am disappointed t...

ICYMI: Ranking Member Bost Votes to Protect Student Veterans’ Housing Benefits

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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 H.R. 5545, the REMOTE Act. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays a lower housing allowance for student veterans taking online classes. As a result, when colleges and universities cancelled in-person learning last year as a result of the COVI...

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 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 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...

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