Bost Selected to Succeed Roe as Lead Republican on VA Committee
Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), released the following statements after Rep. Bost was selected to serve as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 117th Congress.
“I congratulate my colleague and good friend, Rep. Bost, on being chosen by the Republican conference to serve as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 117th Congress,” said Ranking Member Roe. “As a Marine veteran, Mike brings vital first-hand experience and understanding to the table and has been a fighting force for our fellow brothers and sisters in arms since joining the Committee. I have no doubt that he will continue to serve our nation’s veterans well and build on the many bipartisan accomplishments we have already made on their behalf. It has been a great honor to lead this Committee and I am proud to pass the torch to the gentleman from Illinois.”
“As a Marine and the father of a Marine, I can think of no greater honor than fighting for America’s veterans as the lead Republican on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. I am grateful for the trust of my Republican colleagues and excited to follow in the footsteps of great leaders like Jeff Miller and Phil Roe,” said Rep. Bost. “We will work to implement an aggressive, pro-veteran agenda that builds upon the successes of the MISSION Act, appeals reform, and combatting veterans’ suicide. Our veterans have borne the battle in defense of our freedoms, and I view it as my mission to ensure they receive the care and services they deserve.”