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Ranking Member Bost’s Statement on Committee Passage of Key Bills

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 the VA claims process, improve home and community based services for aging veterans, and support student veterans and military spouses,” said Ranking Member Bost. “One of those bills was my bill, the VA COST SAVINGS ENHANCEMENT Act, which would help make VA medical facilities cleaner while saving taxpayer dollars. Another is the Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Benefit Act, my bill to make VA’s home loan program easier to use for veteran home buyers in today’s economy. I appreciate the work of my colleagues today, and hope to see these bills considered on the House Floor soon.”

The following bills were passed out of the Committee today:

H.R. 291, the VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act (Rep. Bost)
• H.R. 6647, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements relating to the eligibility of veterans to receive reimbursement for emergency treatment furnished through the Veterans Community Care program, and for other purposes (Rep. McMorris-Rodgers)
• H.R. 7188, the Modernizing Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Benefit Questionnaires Act (Rep. Nehls)
• H.R. 7735, the Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Benefit Act of 2022 (Rep. Bost)
• H.R. 6671, as amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that a member of the Armed Services, granted a general discharge under honorable conditions on the sole basis that such member failed to obey a lawful order to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, is eligible for certain educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Rep. Fitzgerald)
• H.R. 6823, the Elizabeth Dole Home and Community Based Service for Veterans and Caregivers Act of 2022 (Rep. Brownley/Rep. Bergman)
• H.R. 3693, the VA CPE Modernization Act (Rep. Brownley)
• H.R. 7846, the Veterans' Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act of 2022 (Rep. Luria/Rep. Nehls)
• H.R. 5916, the Wounded Warrior Access Act (Rep. Aguilar)
• H.R. 8260, the Fast Payments to Veteran Survivors Act of 2022 (Rep. Pappas)
• H.R. 5776, the Serving Our LBGTQ Veterans Act (Rep. Kahele)
• H.R. 7939, the Student Veteran Emergency Relief Act of 2022 (Rep. Levin)
• H.R. 8003, the Restore Veterans Dignity Act of 2022 (Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick)
• H.R. 8313, the House Every Veteran Act (Rep. O'Halleran)
• H.R. 5752, the Emergency Relief for Servicemembers Act (Rep. Levin)
• H.R. 5606, the Return Home to Housing Act (Rep. Williams)
• H.R. 8215, the VOICE Act of 2022 (Rep. Slotkin)
• H.R. 7299, the Strengthening VA Cybersecurity (SVAC) Act of 2022 (Rep. Mrvan)
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