Bost was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4183, outside of Scott Air Force Base, to talk about veterans-related legislation on which he has been working, much of which is aimed at improving the VA system and helping veterans receive benefits.

“It is the world’s largest bureaucracy and any bureaucracy is hard to control, but we must get a handle on it,” Bost said. “Many people are happy with the services they receive. As large as they, if 5 percent is unhappy, that’s a large amount of people.”


The proposed Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act would ensure veterans receive annual cost-of-living-adjustments equal to those on Social Security.

The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act would create three avenues for veterans to appeal claims.