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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Jobs & Economic Growth

Families in Southern Illinois and throughout America have reached unsurpassed levels of prosperity with ingenuity and innovation. However, Washington has operated for far too long under the faulty policy of throwing more taxpayer money at inefficient programs. In my discussions with constituents around Southern Illinois, the economy and jobs remain the irtop concern, regardless of political ideology. Washington must stop spending money it doesn’t have and focus its efforts on creating opportunities for job growth. 

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October 19, 2017 Press Release
Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13) and John Shimkus (IL-15) today sent a letter to Amazon encouraging the company to consider the Metro East region as a viable site for its second corporate headquarters.
October 10, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement applauding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Obama Administration’s power plant regulations.
October 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), today announced $1.4 million in new DRA investments to strengthen Illinois’ infrastructure, workforce, and economy. DRA’s investments will support public and private partnerships and bring a total of $22.7 million in new investments to Illinois.
September 28, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) voted to reauthorize an evidence-based, fully paid-for, program that strengthens and improves home visiting services for families in at-risk communities. The House-passed Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (H.R. 2824) reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program for five years.
September 27, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement after House Republicans released today its framework for tax reform:
September 21, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Harris, and other local officials at a press conference announcing the transition of the East St. Louis Public Housing Authority back to local control after nearly 32 years of federal management.
September 20, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a $700,000 Economic Development Administration grant for construction of a new rail line at America’s Central Port in Granite City. The rail construction will enhance the link between area manufactures and the nation’s freight transportation network and boost the region’s economic readiness and competitiveness.
September 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted for H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Act, to fully fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2018. The legislation—which passed the House with a bipartisan majority – supports America’s rural economies, provides law enforcement resources to fight crime, and promotes small businesses.
August 30, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today took part in a farm bill listening session with House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and a bipartisan group of members of the committee. The listening session was held at Richland Community College Shilling Auditorium in Decatur, Illinois.
August 28, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a grant award to fund the construction of roadway improvements for industrial expansion in Mount Vernon. The project will improve access to allow current industries to ship and receive goods more efficiently, along with improving water service for the area, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region.