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Chairman Bost’s Remarks at Biden Administration’s FY 2025 VA Budget Request Hearing

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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 Committee’s oversight hearing to assess the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) budget request for fiscal years 2025 and 2026:   Good morning.   The Committee will come to order.   I…

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Chairman Luttrell Delivers Opening Remarks at Legislative Hearing on 12 Bills

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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 legislative hearing on 12 bills to improve the disability claims process for veterans, and better support surviving family…

Tech Mod Chairman Rosendale During Hearing on VA Supply Chain: “There is waste and dysfunction in every step of the process.”

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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 on VA’s broken medical supply chain modernization project:   Good afternoon. The Subcommittee will come to…

ICYMI: Rep. Duarte’s Clear Communications Bill Would Reform Indecipherable VA Disability Claim Notice Letters

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), and Rep. John Duarte (R-Calif.), released the following statements after Rep. Duarte introduced H.R. 7816, the Clear Communication for Veterans Claims Act, legislation to make the push to reform and improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) letters and correspondence to veterans to ensure…

House Republicans Lead Push to Expand Veterans’ Disability Claim Appeals Options

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), released the following statements after they introduced H.R. 7793, the Veterans Appeals Options Expansion Act of 2024. Comprehensive legislation that builds on the Veterans Appeals Improvement and…

Chairman Bost Speaks on His Bill to Make Necessary Fixes to Toxic Exposure Fund

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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 today’s legislative hearing on his bill, the Toxic Exposure Fund Improvement Act - legislation to provide transparent funding to deliver benefits to toxic-exposed veterans under the PACT Act:…

Health Chairwoman Dr. Miller-Meeks Opens Leg Hearing on 12 Bills, to Include Work on Breakthrough Therapies Legislation

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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 subcommittee’s legislative hearing on 12 bills aimed at improving an array of aspects of veteran healthcare, from mobility assistance to transportation compensation and…

Chairwoman Kiggans Delivers Opening Remarks at Oversight and Investigations Legislative Hearing on 4 Bills

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-Va.), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, at the start of the subcommittee’s legislative hearing including bills that impact VA’s accessibility, pay, and accountability:   Good morning.   Thank you to our…

Economic Opportunity Chairman Van Orden Discusses 9 Bills at Legislative Hearing, Including Bill to Improve Transition Assistance Program

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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 legislative hearing on 9 bills that would improve veteran education programs and ensure the responsible use of GI Bill funds:   Good…

Chairman Luttrell During Hearing on Disability Claims Communications: “Our veterans deserve better than to be confused and misdirected by VA.”

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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 the importance of simplifying the notice letters VA sends veterans who file claims for V.A.…

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