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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 Delivers Opening Remarks at Committee Hearing to Discuss VA’s FY 2023 Budget Request

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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 the Committee’s hearing to assess the Biden Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And, welcome Secretary McDonough and our V.S.O. witnesses. I would...

Bost Questions Whether Proposed FY 2023 VA Budget Increase Would Produce Better Results for 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 Committee held a hearing to review the Biden Administration’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “Our job in Congress, and especially in the VA Committee, is to make sure that VA has what it needs to serve...

Ranking Member Bost Joins Rep. Roy, 74 Colleagues in Urging Interior Secretary Haaland to Resume Police Escorts for Veteran Honor Flights

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.), released the following statements after joining 74 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland requesting that the Department of the Interior resume providing the Honor Flight Network with the National Park Service’s United States Park Police (US...

Bost Selected to Serve on China Legislation Conference

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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 he was selected to serve as a conferee on the bicameral House and Senate China legislation conference: “During the pandemic, VA spent billions of dollars on personal protective equipment and medical supplies to keep the veterans they serve safe. Sadly, too much of ...

Ranking Member Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Committee Markup of 17 Bills

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the Committee markup of 17 bills, including 6 Republican-led proposals: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Before getting started this morning, I want to acknowledge some heartbreaking news in the veteran community today – the passing of Dr. Kat...

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 Member Bost Slams Democrats’ Witch Hunt to Stigmatize Veterans as Domestic Violent Extremists

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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 Committee’s hearing entitled, “Helping Veterans Thrive: The Importance of Peer Support in Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism:” Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And, welcome to our witnesses and Committee Members. Today’s hearing is the second i...

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