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Chairman Bost’s Statement on Annual Veteran Suicide Data Report

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its 2023 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, revealing a slight increase in veteran suicide from 2020 to 2021 during the COVID pandemic.   “Too many of our veterans are still suffering in silence and VA’s…

Health Chairwoman Dr. Miller-Meeks Delivers Opening Remarks at First-Ever Oversight Hearing on Emerging Therapies to Combat PTSD, Veteran Suicide, Addiction

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Today, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, (R-Iowa), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, delivered the following remarks, as prepared, at the start of the Subcommittee’s Oversight Hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ongoing clinical trials involving psychedelic assisted therapy for treating veterans with PTSD and substance…

Chairman Bost, China Committee Chairman Gallagher Launch Inquiry into VA's Effort to End Chinese Supply Chain Dependency

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As first reported by CNN, Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.) of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, and Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, wrote to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to ensure VA is terminating its reliance on the Chinese Communist Party for medical supplies that are critical for the…

Chairman Bost, Dr. Miller-Meeks Call VA’s Bluff over Abortion Data Transparency in New Letter

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Health, released a fourth letter they sent to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough this Congress regarding the Biden administration’s lack of transparency on the prevalence of taxpayer funded abortions the…

House Extends Essential Veterans’ Programs

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This week, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), delivered the following remarks, as prepared, prior to passage of S. 2795, To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and modify certain authorities and requirements relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes, which passed the House with bipartisan support on Wednesday and now…

Bost, Takano, Tester, Moran, Press VA for Answers on Misuse of PACT Act Workforce Authority

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This week, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Ranking Member Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for answers on their misguided use of a critical skill incentive (CSI) authority in the PACT Act. “We write to express…

Chairman Bost Leads Bill to Protect Veteran Access to Emergency Transportation

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), released the following statement after he introduced H.R. 5530, the VA Emergency Transportation Access Act. This legislation comes in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) rule: “Changes in Rates VA Pays for Special Modes of Transportation” (88 Fed. Reg. 10032), which dramatically lowers ground and air…

House Passes 4 Veterans’ Bills, Including Key Disability Claims Modernization Legislation

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), released the following statement after the House passed four bipartisan veterans’ bills this week:   “The bills that moved through the House this week make up four big wins for veterans and their families. These bipartisan bills will: improve the oversight process of schools who offer the GI Bill benefits,…

Health Chairwoman Miller-Meeks Delivers Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Oversight Hearing on VA Clinician Licensing Standards

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Today, Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, (R-Iowa), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, delivered the following remarks, as prepared, at the start of the Subcommittee’s Oversight Hearing to examine varying VA clinician licensing standards across the United States:   Good morning. This oversight hearing for the Subcommittee on Health…

Chairman Bost, Dr. Miller-Meeks Blast Biden Administration for Lack of Transparency on Illegal Abortions, Unconscionable Rhetoric in Training Videos

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Health, released a third letter they sent to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough this Congress regarding the Biden administration’s lack of transparency on the prevalence of taxpayer funded abortions the…

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