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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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February 14, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released a statement regarding President Trump's intent to sign the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package into law. The legislation, paired with a potential national emergency declaration from the president, would ensure the federal government has the resources necessary to build a wall and enhance technology to combat drugs and human trafficking at the border.
January 25, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today made the following statement after President Trump announced a short-term agreement that will fund the federal government through February 15.
January 17, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced he has nominated 18 local students for admittance to the U.S. Service Academies. Nominations were made following the recommendations of an independent panel that reviewed applications and conducted formal interviews. Final determination on admission is made by the individual academies.
December 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement Thursday evening after voting to fund the federal government until February 8th and providing the Trump administration with the funding necessary to secure America’s borders.

July 13, 2018 Press Release
As U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) urges the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to reconsider its decision to build in North St. Louis, the cloud of legal trouble around NGA’s site selection only grows – as does the media attention.
July 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) raised concerns with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo about the integrity of the site selection process for NGA’s new western headquarters amid allegations that a key developer of the North St. Louis site engaged in tax credit fraud and other misdeeds in securing the property. In his letter, Bost urged the agency to restrict the use of any federal funding for the project until the legal process takes shape and there is a better understanding on how the alleged fraud impacted St. Clair County’s ability to receive fair and equal consideration during the site selection process.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation, which sets military policy priorities and determines what types of equipment and weaponry can be purchased, will now be sent to the Senate for further consideration.
May 8, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intentions to remove the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.
March 21, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Steel Caucus, presided over the caucus’s annual hearing. The hearing brought together executives of leading steel companies from across the country and the union representing American steelworkers to discuss legislative issues impacting the industry.
March 8, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced a 25 percent tariff on foreign steel imports: