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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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August 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost issued the following statement in the aftermath of the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia:
August 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, announced his legislation to reform the appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which received final congressional approval today and will soon head to the president’s desk for his signature. Bost introduced the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2288) in May and the final version of the bill was passed unanimously by the Senate last week.
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August 2, 2017 Press Release
Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) worked behind the counter at the MotoMart in Cahokia, interacting with employees, serving customers, and conversing with constituents about issues important to them. Bost partnered for the special event with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)’s In Store program.
August 2, 2017 Press Release
Today, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL) applauded the unanimous Senate passage of legislation he authored to modernize the appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Bost introduced the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2288) in May and helped guide it to quick passage in the House later that month. After minor technical changes were made in the Senate, the legislation is expected to head back to the House for a vote on final passage in September.
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July 28, 2017 Press Release

Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) and House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-MI) today called on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to investigate allegations of mismanagement at the Marion VA Medical Center that may have compromised quality of care and patient safety.

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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 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost announced today that the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has awarded a $291,500 Workforce Training grant to Man-Tra-Con of Marion.

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 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today met with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to discuss the ongoing housing crisis in Cairo, Illinois.

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.

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In The News

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.

August 11, 2017 In The News

The House during a pro forma session Friday cleared a bipartisan bill aimed at paring down a massive backlog of appeals for veterans’ disability benefits.

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August 8, 2017 In The News

CAIRO — During a visit to Cairo on Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that in his career as a physician, he often took on “very, very difficult cases” including people others had deemed too far gone to save. Through creative approaches, rare procedures, “and by the grace of God,” he sometimes was able to save their lives, he said.

August 7, 2017 In The News

CAIRO — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said the fact that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is traveling to Cairo on Tuesday to meet with public housing residents and community leaders in this beleaguered but optimistic city struggling with a housing crisis and longstanding economic woes speaks volumes about his character and leadership style.

August 6, 2017 In The News

I’ve read the letters criticizing Congressman Mike Bost for not holding more town hall meetings, but opting for tele-town halls, which by the way, in his last call, reached 85,000 constituents. Liberal activists appear outraged that they can’t yell and scream at him while waving mostly professionally made signs over the proposed Obamacare health care replacement bill.

July 31, 2017 In The News

MARION — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost of Murphysboro on Monday called on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to investigate allegations of mismanagement at the Marion VA Medical Center that may have compromised quality of care and patient safety, according to news release from Bost’s office.

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July 31, 2017 In The News

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to investigate allegations of mismanagement at the Marion VA Medical Center.

Bost is joined in his effort by House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman of Michigan.

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July 30, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly's diverse district boasts some of the world's richest farmland, as well as Chicago neighborhoods and south suburbs where access to foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables is limited.

July 28, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Four federal legislators are once again pressing Housing and Urban Development’s investigatory arm to complete its review into what went wrong at the Alexander County Housing Authority.

July 27, 2017 In The News

Washington, DC –(ENEWSPF)–July 27, 2017.  U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (IL-02) and Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced bipartisan legislation that empowers farmers to help combat food deserts.

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