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House Passes 3 Key Veterans’ Bills in Advance of Memorial Day

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


“I’m thrilled to see these three bills move through the House this week, bringing them that much closer to having a positive impact on the lives of our veterans and their families.


“Including Rep. Ciscomani’s bipartisan bill, the VET-TEC Authorization Act, which would expand access to educational training for veterans and transitioning servicemembers to pursue high-paying jobs in the technology industry. Programs like VET-TEC help keep veterans out of homelessness, improve overall veteran wellness, and lead veterans toward finding their American Dream. Congress should – without question – fully fund it.


“Earlier this week, the House also passed Senator’s Tester, Moran, and Rep. Luttrell’s bill, the Veterans’ COLA Act of 2023. Vitally important cost-of-living adjustment legislation ahead of Memorial Day to ensure not only are veterans benefits keeping pace with rising inflation, but also the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain veterans.


“I look forward to seeing both these commonsense proposals, along with the Korean American VALOR Act signed into law without delay.”


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


H.R. 1669, VET-TEC Authorization Act of 2023 (Rep. Ciscomani)

S. 777, the Veterans’ Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2023 (Sen. Tester/Rep. Luttrell)

H.R. 366, the Korean American VALOR Act (Rep. Takano)

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