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Chairman Bost Outlines Next Steps in Committee’s VA HR Office Investigation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), provided the following update on the Committee’s investigation into disturbing reports of sexual harassment and misconduct within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Resolution Management, Diversity, and Inclusion (ORMDI) that were brought to the Committee’s attention in September 2023 through t...

Tech Mod Chairman Rosendale’s Opening Remarks at Hearing on Continued VA Electronic Health Record Patient Safety Issues

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the subcommittee’s oversight hearing on persistent patient safety and efficiency issues with Oracle Cerner’s pharmacy software at VA medical centers: Good morning. The Subcommi...

Health Chairwoman Dr. Miller-Meeks Leads the Discussion on AI in VA Healthcare During Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the subcommittee’s oversight hearing on the current state and future potential of Artificial Intelligence use at VA: Good morning. This oversight hearing for the Subcommittee on Healt...

Rep. Van Orden: “VA’s Home Loan program is an important benefit for veterans to achieve the American dream of home ownership.”

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the subcommittee’s oversight hearing on the current state of VA’s home loan program: Good afternoon. The Subcommittee will come to order. Before we begin the hearing today, I wou...

Chairman Bost Delivers Opening Statement at VA Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations Hearing: “Every level of VA failed these whistleblowers.”

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), delivered the following remarks, as prepared, to open the Committee's oversight hearing as part of the ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Resolution Management, Diversity, and Inclusion (ORMDI) – the very office t...

Chairman Luttrell During Hearing on Improper Payments: “This is just another example of how VA accounting problems wreak havoc in veterans’ lives.”

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-Texas), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the subcommittee’s oversight hearing on improper payments in VA’s compensation and pension programs: The subcommittee will come to order. Good morning, every...

Biden Administration Ignores Subpoena Regarding VA Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), provided the following update on the Committee’s investigation into disturbing allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Resolution Management, Diversity, and Inclusion (ORMDI). ORMDI is the office charged with preventing sexual harassment and pro...

Chairman Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Oversight Hearing to Support Surviving Family Members of Fallen Servicemembers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the today’s oversight hearing on supporting America’s surviving military community: Good morning. The Committee will come to order. I want to welcome our witnesses to today’s hearing. We are here today to discuss whether V....

Chairman Rosendale Delivers Opening Remarks at Oversight Hearing on Maintaining Veteran Data Privacy in New World of AI

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the subcommittee’s hearing to examine the impact of artificial intelligence on veteran data privacy: Good afternoon. The Subcommittee will come to order. I want to welcome our ...

Ciscomani Leads Bill to Ensure Veterans' Surviving Families Receive Promised Benefits

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Today, Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.) introduced H.R. 7100, the Prioritizing Veterans’ Survivors Act, commonsense legislation which would rightfully ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Survivor Assistance operates within the Office of the VA Secretary to ensure that VA prioritizes advocacy and services for veterans’ surviving spouses and families. Under the Biden administr...

Chairman Bost, House Republicans Keep Up Fight for Combatting Antisemitism and Hate Speech at VA

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), released the second letter they sent with 13 House Republicans to yet again urge the Biden administration’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hold VA attorney Ms. Shekeba Morrad accountable for the video she posted online mocking Israeli...

Chairwoman Kiggans Delivers Opening Remarks at Oversight Hearing on VA Revolving Funds

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-Va.), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the subcommittee’s hearing to examine VA’s handling of their revolving funds: Good afternoon. The subcommittee will come to order. Thank you all for being here today for this oversight hearing on revolving funds at the Department of ...

Chairman Bost, Chairwoman Stefanik Issue Joint Statement on VA’s Failure to Hold Antisemitic Employee Accountable

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), released the following joint statement after late last night the Members received a response from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to their December letter, which had urged Secretary Denis McDonough to hold VA attorney Ms. Shekeba Morrad accountable fo...

Chairman Bost Provides Update on Committee’s Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct at VA

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the Committee’s business meeting to discuss the investigation into whistleblowers allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct within VA’s Office of Resolution Management, Diversity, and Inclusion (ORMDI). ORMDI is the office charged wit...

Chairman Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Oversight Hearing to Address Rural Healthcare Access

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the Committee’s first oversight hearing of the second session of the 118th Congress: Good morning. The Committee will come to order. I want to welcome all the witnesses to today’s hearing. We are here today to discuss rural veterans and...

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