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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…

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.…

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’…

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’…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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