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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

National Security

The primary role of the federal government is to defend our freedoms from those that wish us harm. September 11th demonstrated that we can no longer stand idle while a sophisticated group of terrorist enemies attempt to attack our friends and families. In this uncertain time where our nation remains on a war footing and is threatened by new hostile enemies, we must be prepared to protect our freedom. First and foremost, we must provide our brave men and women in uniform with the resources they need.

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September 5, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement following the Trump administration's announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
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 27, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) voted for the Make America Secure Appropriations Act (H.R. 3219), the legislative package that funds national security priorities for the 2018 fiscal year. It includes the appropriations bills for defense, military construction and veterans, energy and water, and the legislative branch.
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.
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.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today voted with bipartisan majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives for two bills that strengthen public safety by combating dangerous sanctuary policies that permit criminals to go free and by enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States.