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Bost Statement Following House Passage of 7 Bills to Improve Care, Benefits, and Services for Veterans

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Washington, June 15, 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 House passed 7 bills to continue to deliver on the promise we have made to our veterans.

“I was proud to support all 7 veterans’ bills that passed the House today. They will continue our work to honor and care for all those who have served,” said Ranking Member Bost. “I was particularly happy to see my two bills, H.R. 290 and H.R. 293 pass with bipartisan support. The GI Bill Transferability Protection Act would make it clear that the servicemember, not their spouse or dependent, is responsible for repaying GI Bill expenses if they fail to fulfill their service obligation. The VA HELP Act would establish qualification standards and performance metrics for VA HR professionals to help them bring the very best staff on board. I hope to see all these proposals passed in the Senate soon.”

The following bills were passed out of the House today:

H.R. 290, as amended: The GI Bill Transferability Protection Act of 2021 (Ranking Member Bost)
H.R. 293: The VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance (HELP) Act (Ranking Member Bost)
H.R. 2545: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes (Rep. Wenstrup)
H.R. 2093: The Veterans and Family Information Act (Rep. Jeffries)
H.R. 2726: The VA FOIA Reform Act of 2021 (Rep. Gallego)
H.R. 1257, as amended: The Homeless Veterans CREDIT Act, as amended (Rep. Pallone)
H.R. 2429: The VA Police Improvement and Accountability Act (Rep. Rice)
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