U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, has been appointed chairman of a veterans affairs subcommittee, the congressman’s office said.

Bost has been picked to lead House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. The committee oversees management of national cemeteries, reforming the claim appeals process, and reviewing the quality and training methods of the Veterans Benefits Administration.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to serve America’s heroes and can’t wait to get to work in my new role,” Bost said.