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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 9, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today presented Corporal (Ret.) Michael Mann with the Bronze Star Medal.
January 29, 2017 In The News

“It has become clear that we need a top-down review of our vetting process, and that it can be conducted in a manner that respects the rights of law-biding citizens...Given the world we live in today, taking steps to strengthen our national security is simple common sense.”

December 2, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost released the following statement on House passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report:
July 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Speaker Paul Ryan has appointed Rep. Mike Bost to the joint House-Senate conference committee tasked with negotiating the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.  An active member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Bost will serve as an outside conferee representing the committee’s views on matters specifically related to veterans’ policy.

January 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) released the list of 23 Southern Illinois students that he has nominated to four United States service academies—the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.  Congressional nomination is the first step in a process toward the students’ acceptance into a military academy.

January 26, 2015 In The News

Patients with highly-contagious diseases can now be transported safely to hospitals across the globe, thanks to a system developed at Scott Air Force Base in the Metro-East.

Illinois Congressmen Mike Bost and Rodney Davis attended the unveiling.

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January 16, 2015 In The News

The metro-east’s three GOP congressmen on Thursday sent a letter to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo requesting that his agency consider the St. Clair County site near Scott Air Force Base for the new NGA West Facilities.