New bill introduced in House titled “Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017To increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, to improve the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”

New bill introduced: To increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, to improve the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Republican Representative Mike Bost from the state of IL, along with twelve cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.1329 on Mar 02, 2017. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Department of Veterans Affairs, Administrative law and regulatory procedures, Veterans’ pensions and compensation, Disability assistance, Inflation and prices and Armed Forces and National Security. There is one related bill by Johnny Isakson titled “A bill to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2017, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes..”

Here is a short summary of the bill:
“(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 19, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase, as of December 1, 2017, the rates of veterans’ wartime disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for s…”

The bill’s cosponsors comes from both parties with 3 Republicans and 9 Democrats supporting it. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Mike Bost Information

Mike Bost was born on a Friday December 30, 1960 in Murphysboro.

Roles in Congress

  • Mike Bost served as Representative for IL (district 12) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 91.75 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Agriculture, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. During this period Mike Bost missed 0.49% of the votes, sponsored 6 bills , cosponsored 146 bills.
  • Mike Bost served as Representative for IL (district 12) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 91.86 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Agriculture, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. During this period Mike Bost missed 4.53% of the votes, sponsored 6 bills , cosponsored 156 bills.
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Rep. Mike Bost (R)