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House Republicans Praise House Passage of Bipartisan Veterans’ Mental Health Care Bill

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), Congressman Greg Murphy (R-NC), and Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC), released the following statements after the House passed H.R. 6411, the Supporting the Resilience of Our Nation’s Great (STRONG) Veterans Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation to give the Department of Vet...

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...

ICYMI: Ranking Member Bost During Full Committee Hearing on VA Staffing: “In any organization, your people are your most precious resource.”

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Yesterday, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the Committee’s hearing to assess the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system staffing levels: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity today to discuss the staffing and hiring challenges V.A. faces nationwide. I...

Ranking Member Bost’s Statement on VA’s Recommendations for the AIR Commission

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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) announced their recommendations for the VA medical facilities that should be modernized, realigned, or closed under the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Act: “For far too long, VA’s infrastructure has been slowly crumbli...

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...

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...

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