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ICYMI: House Sends 4 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills to the Senate

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed four veterans’ bills this week:

“House Republicans work has only just begun to create a better Department of Veterans Affairs for the men and women who have served. Which is why I was proud to see four bipartisan veterans’ bills pass the House this week, especially my bill, the VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act. This legislation is a step in the right direction toward bringing the VA into the 21st century and will ensure VA hospitals are safe by improving medical waste processes where need be. Veteran patients deserve to know that the medical centers they trust with their care are clean and modern, my bill will help VA do exactly that,” said Chairman Bost. “Each of the additional bills that we passed this week will also improve the lives of our veterans by ensuring parity between active-duty servicemembers and veterans who are pursuing higher education, and by covering emergency room medical expenses for veterans who are newly enrolled in VA healthcare. These adjustments are long overdue, and I look forward to seeing the Senate send these proposals to President Biden’s desk.”

The following bills were passed out of the House this week:

H.R. 502, To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs repays members of the Armed Forces for certain contributions made by such members towards Post-9/11 Educational Assistance, and for other purposes. (Rep. Banks)
H.R. 815, the RELIEVE Act, as amended. (Rep. McMorris Rodgers)
H.R. 753, VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act, as amended. (Rep. Bost)
H.R. 1226, the Wounded Warrior Access Act, as amended. (Rep. Aguilar)

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