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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.…

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…

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 Member Bost’s Statement on Committee Passage of Key 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 18 bills to be considered on the House Floor: “While I could not support all of the bills that were voted out of Committee this morning, I am proud of the bipartisan bills that we passed today. Together, they will help modernize…

Ranking Member Bost Applauds House Passage of 19 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills This Week

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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 19 veterans’ bills ahead of Memorial Day: “I’m so glad that we were able to continue the bipartisan tradition of passing good bills to better serve veterans and their families, caregivers, and survivors before recognizing our fallen…

Ranking Member Bost Applauds Committee’s Passage of 17 Proposals, Calls for Consideration of Bills to Help Toxic-Exposed Veterans Immediately

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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 17 bills with strong bipartisan support to be considered on the House Floor: “I am thrilled that we passed 17 bills, including 6 Republican-led bills, out of the VA Committee today. These proposals would improve the delivery of…

House, Senate Veterans’ Affairs Leaders Join Forces to Bolster VA’s Medical Supply Chain, Make Responsible Use of Taxpayer Dollars

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Today, House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee leaders Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.), are pushing to increase the resiliency of Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) medical supply chain and make responsible use of taxpayer dollars. “We write to urge you to initiate an…

Ranking Member Bost Slams Democrats' Disregard for Afghanistan Crisis, Irresponsible Spending

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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’s markup of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation package containing $18 billion dollars for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “House Democrats’ blatant disregard for the crisis the Biden White House created in Afghanistan and the…

Bost Statement Following House Passage of 7 Bills to Improve Care, Benefits, and Services for 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 7 bills to continue to deliver on the promise we have made to our veterans. “I was proud to support all 7 veterans’ bills that passed the House today. They will continue our work to honor and care for all those who have served,” said…

Bost Delivers Opening Remarks at Oversight Hearing to Examine VA’s Infrastructure

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, at the start of the Committee’s oversight hearing to assess the Department of Veterans Affairs infrastructure: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Good afternoon and welcome to our witnesses today. We are here to discuss V.A.’s…

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