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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 16, 2018 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Commerce Department announced findings from its investigation into whether foreign-made steel imports threaten U.S. security:
February 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, joined a select, bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump about steel trade policy. The administration is currently reviewing recommendations from the Department of Commerce following its investigation into the national security implications of unfairly traded foreign steel imports. Bost detailed the negative impact that these imports have had on Granite City Works, which temporarily idled operations in 2015 and laid off over 2,000 employees.
January 30, 2018 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday evening:
January 20, 2018 Press Release
Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to re-open the government by supporting the House-passed funding bill. The Illinois senators supported a filibuster late last night that led to the government shutting down.
January 19, 2018 Press Release
Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to end their filibuster threat and allow a vote on the funding bill passed by the House last night.
January 8, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the list of 21 Southern Illinois students who he has nominated to the United States service academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy. A congressional nomination is the first step in a process toward the students’ acceptance into a military academy.
December 5, 2017 Press Release
Congressional Steel Caucus Chairman Mike Bost and other caucus leaders today met with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the ongoing Section 232 investigation assessing the impact of steel imports on our national security.
November 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 compromise legislation between the House and Senate, known as a conference report, sets military policy priorities and determines what types of equipment and weaponry can be purchased. The NDAA is expected to be passed by the Senate shortly and sent to the President’s desk for his signature.
October 24, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 2142, the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act, a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic.
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: