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January 27, 2020 In The News

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Earlier this month, President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and two others outside an Iraqi airport. While there was initially an uproar in Iran over the killing, a southern Illinois Congressman says many of that country’s citizens appear to have turned on their own government.

January 8, 2020 In The News

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MURPHYSBORO — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, on Wednesday responded to reports of Iranian missile attackes on two Iraqi airbarses housing American troops.

On Wednesday, the U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war. President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran’s missile strike.

May 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation, which sets military policy priorities and determines what types of equipment and weaponry can be purchased, will now be sent to the Senate for further consideration.
May 8, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intentions to remove the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.
October 24, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 2142, the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act, a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic.
August 23, 2017 Press Release
Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) on Tuesday hosted a human trafficking roundtable at the O’Fallon Police Department, where he discussed local efforts to fight this growing humanitarian crisis. Bost was joined by representatives from the O’Fallon Police Department, the FBI, Hoyleton Youth Services, and the Illinois Department of Child & Family Services. Additionally, a local human trafficking advocate and a survivor of human trafficking offered their personal insights.
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.

July 25, 2017 In The News
July 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation, which sets military policy priorities and determines what types of equipment and weaponry can be purchased, is expected to be passed by the Senate shortly and sent to the President’s desk for his signature.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) joined a bipartisan coalition in Congress to pass a trio of bills cracking down on human trafficking and implementing a stronger detection system nationwide.