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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Education and Opportunity

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August 11, 2017 In The News

CARBONDALE — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost has supported a trio of human trafficking bills that, if approved, would provide more resources for health departments and law enforcement agencies trying to tackle the problem.

August 8, 2017 In The News

CAIRO — During a visit to Cairo on Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that in his career as a physician, he often took on “very, very difficult cases” including people others had deemed too far gone to save. Through creative approaches, rare procedures, “and by the grace of God,” he sometimes was able to save their lives, he said.

August 7, 2017 In The News

CAIRO — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said the fact that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is traveling to Cairo on Tuesday to meet with public housing residents and community leaders in this beleaguered but optimistic city struggling with a housing crisis and longstanding economic woes speaks volumes about his character and leadership style.

July 30, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly's diverse district boasts some of the world's richest farmland, as well as Chicago neighborhoods and south suburbs where access to foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables is limited.

July 28, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Four federal legislators are once again pressing Housing and Urban Development’s investigatory arm to complete its review into what went wrong at the Alexander County Housing Authority.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost and Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth sent a letter to Helen Albert, the acting inspector general of the Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General asking her office to swiftly complete the investigation and make the results public.

July 27, 2017 In The News

Washington, DC –(ENEWSPF)–July 27, 2017.  U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (IL-02) and Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced bipartisan legislation that empowers farmers to help combat food deserts. The Feeding America through Farm Flexibility Act would enable farmers to grow fruits and vegetables on an additional five percent of their acreage without a crop insurance penalty, if the food is sold or donated to food deserts.

July 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost announced today that the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has awarded a $291,500 Workforce Training grant to Man-Tra-Con of Marion.

July 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today met with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to discuss the ongoing housing crisis in Cairo, Illinois.

July 10, 2017 In The News

Mascoutah schools will again be able to receive about $4 million in federal aid annually after being ineligible for the last two years, according to a news release.

The federal aid compensates school districts like Mascoutah District 19 that can’t collect property taxes from nearby military bases but still have to educate children who live on the base.

July 6, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost applauded today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Education that the Mascoutah School District will continue to be eligible for critical education funding through the federal Impact Aid program. This program helps the district educate children connected to Scott Air Force Base.