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Ranking Member Bost's Statement on Sending 25 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills to the House Floor

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Washington, May 4, 2021 | Samantha Gonzalez | comments
Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee favorably forwarded 25 bills to benefit our nation’s veterans to the House Floor.

“I am proud of our Committee’s work to find common ground and pass over two dozen bipartisan bills today. These bills would support veterans, bolster VA’s supply chain, and more. One of those is my bill, the VA Trust & Transparency Act. It would provide much needed transparency for veterans and taxpayers on the tens of billions of dollars of COVID-relief funds that Congress has provided over the last year. Another one of those bills is H.R. 1448, the PAWS Act. The PAWS Act is sponsored by more than 300 Members of the House and I am happy to be among them. Service dogs can have a lifesaving impact on veterans in need. The PAWS Act will help more veterans connect with them. I look forward to supporting it and all of these bills on the House Floor as soon as possible.”

Ranking Member Bost is the lead cosponsor for 4 of the 25 bills that the Committee voted on today, as indicated in the list below.

1. H.R. 2911: The VA Transparency & Trust Act of 2021 (Bost)
2. H.R. 2082: The VA Supply Chain Resiliency Act (Bost)
3. H.R. 290: The GI Bill Transferability Protection Act of 2021 (Bost)
4. H.R. 293: VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance (HELP) Act (Bost)
5. H.R. 2419: Affordable Housing for Homeless Veterans Act of 2021 (Mann)
6. H.R. 1510: The Veterans’ Camera Reporting (VCR) Act (McKinley)
7. H.R. 1448: The PAWS Act (Stivers)
8. H.R. 2494: The VET OP Act (Wenstrup)
9. H.R. 2545: To clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine (Wenstrup)
10. H.R. 234: The Korean American VALOR Act (Takano)
11. H.R. 2195: Justice for Servicemembers Act (Cicilline)
12. H.R. 1948: The VA Employee Fairness Act of 2021 (Takano)
13. H.R. 958: The Protecting Moms Who Served Act (Underwood)
14. H.R. 239: The Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (Brownley)
15. H.R. 2441: The Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021 (Axne)
16. H.R. 2093: The Providing Benefits Information in Spanish and Tagalong for Veterans and Families Act (Jeffries)
17. H.R. 2935: VA Beneficiary Debt Collection Improvement Act (Pappas)
18. H.R. 1257: Homeless Veterans Credit Act (Pallone)
19. H.R. 2704: Improving VA Accountability to Prevent Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Act (Pappas)
20. H.R. 2788: VA Equal Employment Counseling Modernization Act (Lamb)
21. H.R. 2429: VA Police Improvement and Accountability Act (Rice)
22. H.R. 2726: VA FOIA Reform Act (Gallego)
23. H.R. 711: West LA VA Campus Improvement Act of 2021 (Lieu)
24. H.R. 2167: GI Bill National Emergency Extended Deadline Act (Sherrill)
25. H.R. 2878: Native VetSuccess Act (Gallego)
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