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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…

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…

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…

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…

Ranking Member Bost, Former HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan: A Mission to Save More Veteran Lives

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Last week, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Eric Hargan, released the following joint opinion piece in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, this joint op-ed originally appeared in Real Clear Health. Read the op-ed here and below: A Mission…

Ranking Member Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Hearing to Review VA and Community-Based Organizations’ Efforts to Prevent Veteran Suicide

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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) national veteran suicide prevention annual report and discuss community-based organizations’ efforts to combat veteran suicide around the…

Bost Statement on Committee Passage of 13 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 Committee reported 13 bills to be considered on the House Floor: “The 13 bills the Committee passed today will help servicemembers, veterans, and military families across the country. I was proud to support most of these proposals, including…

Ranking Members Bost, Granger, Smith Slam Biden Administration Over Decision to Offer Abortions Through VA

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Budget, released the following statements after sending a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis…

Ranking Member Bost’s Statement on Annual Veteran Suicide Data

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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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, revealing a decrease in veteran suicide from 2019 to 2020. “I am encouraged to see that the overall veteran suicide rate continued to decrease in…

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