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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 ...

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, Chairman Takano Introduce the VIPER Act to Bolster VA Research

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced the VA Infrastructure Powers Exceptional Research Act of 2021 or the VIPER Act. This important legislation will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) critical tools and resources to further improve its groundbreaking research program. This will not only help VA better...

Ranking Member Bost Joins Dr. Miller-Meeks in Introducing Bill to Help Incarcerated Veterans, Expand Reach of Veterans’ Justice Programs

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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), released the following statements after they introduced the Veterans Justice Outreach Improvement Act, legislation which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expand outreach about the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) program to ensure that e...

Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Full Committee Hearing on Veteran Suicide Prevention

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This morning, 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 today’s Committee hearing on veteran suicide prevention and mental health initiatives at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity today to discuss the tragedy of veteran su...

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’s Statement Following Release of 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 2018 to 2019. “I am thrilled to learn that the veteran suicide rate decreased in 2019. This is excellent, encouragin...

Ranking Member Bost Joins Dr. Murphy, Colleagues in Calling for Veteran Mental Health Hearing Following Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.), led a letter to Chairman Takano urging him to bring the Committee back to Washington, D.C. immediately to conduct a full committee hearing on veteran mental health following the events in Afghanistan. Additional co-signers of the letter include: Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.)...

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...

Bost Statement Following House Passage of 2 Bipartisan VA 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 two bills to bolster services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “The two bills that the House passed today will help VA better-serve veterans and non-veterans alike,” said Ranking Member Bost. “S. 957, the DUMP Act, will impact every comm...

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