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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 Members Bost, Granger, Smith Slam Biden Administration Over Decision to Offer Abortions Through VA

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Budget, released the following statements after sending a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis…

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 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…

Ranking Member Bost Applauds PACT Act Being Signed into Law

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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 President signed S. 3373, the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 into law, comprehensive legislation to connect toxic-exposed veterans, and their survivors, with the healthcare and benefits they have earned. “For the past 20 months, we…

Ranking Member Bost's Statement on Senate Confirmation of VA Under Secretary for Health

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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 confirmed Dr. Shereef Elnahal to serve as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Health: “I am glad to see the Senate confirm Dr. Shereef Elnahal to serve as VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Dr. Elnahal’s position is a…

Ranking Member Bost’s Statement on Committee Passage of Key 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 18 bills to be considered on the House Floor: “While I could not support all of the bills that were voted out of Committee this morning, I am proud of the bipartisan bills that we passed today. Together, they will help modernize…

Ranking Member Bost Votes For Bill to Support and Serve Toxic-Exposed Veterans

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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 the House Amendment to S. 3373, the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, comprehensive legislation to connect toxic-exposed veterans, and their survivors, with the healthcare and benefits they have earned. “For over 20…

Ranking Members Bost, Moran Statement on Senators' Refusal to Move Forward with VA Asset and Infrastructure Review

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Today, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statements regarding the process to confirm commissioners to the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission: "I am astonished by the announcement today that several Senators, including the Chairman of…

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