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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) today introduced bipartisan legislation to designate the Illinois Air National Guard 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base as a Center of Excellence for KC-135R maintenance operations.
CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Marion for engineering design and development of medium caliber ammunition. General Dynamics will split the $48.6 million contract with Alliant Techsystems Operations in Minnesota. Bost supported the FY 2021 appropriations request for this contract.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. of Representatives today approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes an amendment U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced to increase access to critical federal funding for small coastal and inland ports and terminals. Bost’s amendment establishes a competitive grant matching program for projects at smaller ports and terminals and makes privately-owned terminals eligible for assistance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after President Trump’s remarks on the recent Iranian missile attacks on two Iraqi airbases housing American troops:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) today joined a bipartisan majority of House members in passing the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. 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.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFVS) - U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced Thursday, October 10 that over $1.1 million in federal grants will be awarded to Jackson, St. Clair and Pulaski counties for the School Violence Prevention Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost voted today against legislation that would provide a special pathway to citizenship for those who immigrated to America illegally. The House Democrats’ plan, called the American Dream and Promise Act, would offer no provisions for additional border enforcement and cost taxpayers an estimated $34.6 billion.