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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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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.
April 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce for issuing its final determination establishing significant anti-dumping tariffs on illegally-traded steel imports from several South Korean steel companies. The agency utilized authorities granted to it in legislation sponsored by Bost in 2015.
March 15, 2017 In The News

As U.S. Rep. Mike Bost began speaking to constituents who signed up to receive a phone call from him Wednesday night, he said he wanted to hear whether people agreed with him or not.

“I don’t shy away from tough questions,” Bost said. “I’ll take as many challenging questions” during the hourlong telephone town hall.

March 6, 2017 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order regarding foreign entry into the United States:
January 29, 2017 In The News

“It has become clear that we need a top-down review of our vetting process, and that it can be conducted in a manner that respects the rights of law-biding citizens...Given the world we live in today, taking steps to strengthen our national security is simple common sense.”