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House Republicans Put Veterans’ and VA Employees’ Best Interests First in New Bill to Fix EHR System

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after he led lawmakers in introducing H.R. 592, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization Improvement Act, a bill to fix VA’s handling of the Oracle Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system and ultimately ensure that VA Medical Centers ...

Chairman Bost Announces 118th Congress Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee Chairs

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after he announced the five Subcommittee chairs for the 118th Congress: “I am proud to announce that over half of our subcommittee chairs for this Congress are veterans themselves. We have a big agenda ahead of us, but I know these men and women are up to the task. They bring ...

Chairman Bost Welcomes Republican Committee Members for the 118th Congress

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced the Republican Members who will serve on the Committee for the 118th Congress: “From their own military service to experience in small business ownership, healthcare, and local government, these Members will bring valuable insights to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. We hav...

Bost Selected to Serve as VA Committee Chairman

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the 117th Congress Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after he was confirmed by the Republican conference to serve as the 15th Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 118th Congress. “It is a deep honor to be selected by my colleagues to lead the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for t...

House Sends Three Veterans’ Bills to the President’s Desk Ahead of Christmas, Including Significant GOP Proposals

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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 three veterans’ bills, H.R. 7939, as amended, the Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act of 2022, S. 5016, the Col. Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System Act of 2022, and S.4949, the National Cemeteries Preservation an...

Ranking Member Bost Slams Democrats’ Bill That Would Undercut VA Secretary’s Authority and Responsibility to 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 House passed H.R. 1948, the VA Employee Fairness Act of 2021: “I am disappointed that House Democrats ignored Republicans’ sincere concerns with the bill they forced through the House at the last minute today. We can all agree that the Secretary’s core mission ...

Ranking Member Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Oversight Hearing on VA’s Fourth Mission

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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 today’s oversight hearing to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Fourth Mission response, specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Good afternoon, everyone. I look forward to hearing about how V....

Ranking Member Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Hearing to Examine VA’s Progress on PACT Act Implementation

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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 today’s oversight hearing to assess the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) progress regarding implementation of S. 3373, the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act, comprehensive toxic exposure healthcare and benefits legislation: ...

Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Issa Co-Lead Bill to Cap Attorney Fees for Camp Lejeune Veterans and their Families

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, released the following statements after they introduced H.R. 9430, the Camp Lejeune Veterans and Families Protection Act, legislation to cap atto...

House Passes 5 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 five veterans’ bills: “I was proud to support all five of the veterans’ bills that passed the House today. Especially Rep. Higgins bill, the Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act, which will expand options for where elderly veterans are able to comfor...

House Passes 12 Veterans’ Bills, Including Key Bipartisan Proposals

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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 twelve veterans’ bills this week: “This week the House passed a number of veterans’ bills, including 4 bipartisan proposals to: bolster VA medical research, expand VA cybersecurity, and improve oversight of IT projects and the community care progra...

Bost Statement Following Committee Markup

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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 1 bill to be considered on the House Floor: “I am grateful to Rep. Moore and Rep. Levin for their leadership on H.R. 4772 which was unanimously reported out of our Committee today. Their bipartisan proposal would simplify the reporting proces...

Ranking Member Bost Joins Ohio Reps. Carey and Balderson in Seeking Answers Following Deaths of Two Central Ohio Veterans

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Mike Carey (R-Ohio), and Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough following the unfortunate deaths of two central Ohio veterans who received care from the Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Center. The Oracle-Cerner electronic health reco...

Ranking Member Bost Salutes All Veterans on Veterans Day

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In honor of Veterans Day, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following video message to celebrate the generations of veterans – from all walks of life – who have served our great nation. Ranking Member Bost's message can be viewed here or by clicking on the image below: If you or a veteran you know is having thoughts of suicide, co...

Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Rosendale’s Statements on VA’s Decision to Halt EHRM Rollout

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, released the following statements after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that they will delay the rollout of the new electronic health record (EHR) at more VA Medical Centers until Jun...

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