Washington, D.C. - Today, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL) applauded the unanimous Senate passage of legislation he authored to provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to veterans. Bost introduced the Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2017 (H.R. 1329) in March and helped guide it to passage in the House this summer. The legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Trump next week.

“I applaud Republicans and Democrats in the Senate for passing this critical legislation,” said DAMA Subcommittee Chairman Bost. “I’m proud to carry this bill to provide important cost-of-living adjustments to our nation’s veterans and their dependents. It’s vitally important that we ensure the men and women who have served receive the benefits they have earned. We need to get this legislation to the President’s desk for signature as quickly as possible.”


The Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2017 will provide a cost-of-living increase for wartime disability compensation; compensation for dependents; clothing allowance; dependency and indemnity compensation to surviving spouses; and, dependency and indemnity compensation to children paid to our wounded warriors and their families for injuries they suffered while serving our nation in uniform. This increase is set to begin December 1.