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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Education and Opportunity

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May 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) visited schools throughout the 12th Congressional District as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. He hand-delivered books donated by the Library of Congress and presented teachers and staff with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for their dedication to educating Southern Illinois’ young people.
April 27, 2017 Blog Post

I believe the best way to represent our district is by keeping in touch with its people. That’s why I launched a 12-county tour of the 12th District during the April district work period. Stops on my tour included meetings with groups of constituents in my district offices, laying a wreath to honor our heroes at the VA cemetery in Mound City, volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Alton, reading to elementary school students in Carbondale, hearing from job creators throughout Southern Illinois, and receiving feedback from military spouses in O’Fallon.

April 17, 2017 In The News

"My anger is with that housing authority, and the blatant abuse of those positions," Bost said. "Abuse to the point that there are pending investigations."

Bost said he expects someone, or several people, in Alexander County to be held accountable for the deplorable conditions of the complexes. 

"The Southern Illinoisan" newspaper documented years of lavish spending by current and former Alexander County Housing Authority employees in recent reporting. The spending included thousands of dollars of travel, meals, and bar tabs over the past few years. 

February 24, 2017 In The News

CARBONDALE — In the best interest of working through such issues as reforming the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said he met this week with representatives from local hospitals and smaller groups of constituents in order to gain insight on that issue and others.

September 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced he is accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the U.S. military academies.

June 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Mike Bost, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced today that he is accepting applications through the Wounded Warrior Program for a Veterans Outreach Coordinator in his Belleville District Office.  Applicants must have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating and fewer than 20 years of service. 

May 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Tuesday night, the House of Representatives passed an amendment by Rep. Mike Bost that secured additional Impact Aid Program funding for the Mascoutah School District.  The amendment helps address the district’s loss of eligibility for heavily impacted aid, a program that funds schools on federal property with large numbers of military children.

March 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the “Southern Illinois Energy Scholarships” program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

January 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) released the list of 23 Southern Illinois students that he has nominated to four United States service academies—the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.  Congressional nomination is the first step in a process toward the students’ acceptance into a military academy.