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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U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, released a statement after President Donald J. Trump addressed a joint session of Congress.
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.
The "Stream Protection Rule" may sound like a good thing, but Congressman Mike Bost believes it doesn't do Southern Illinois any favors.
"It wasn't intended to protect the environment. It was intended to put our coal miners out of work, and sadly, it's been successful at achieving that goal," said Representative Bost.
As an area loaded with coal, southern Illinois has seen a steady decline in jobs, leaving only about 3,400 left.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, said the president’s action “is a victory for the American worker, the American consumer and American national security.”
Bost said the project “will create American jobs and substantially reduce our reliance on energy from unstable foreign sources. It’s unfortunate that these commonsense projects had previously been held up by anti-energy ideologues.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), along with nearly 20 House Republicans, published a letter to the incoming Trump Administration pledging their assistance in the development of its "Buy American, Hire American" initiative. Buy American laws provide a preference to domestically-produced goods and services in federal procurement, such as investments in public infrastructure.