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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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June 23, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) led a push in Congress Friday for answers regarding alleged corruption at the Alexander County Housing Authority, the same day as the House approved an amendment Bost introduced to help ease the transition of Cairo residents and other Americans who have been displaced from a public housing authority to a new location.
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June 20, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today cosponsored the Stem the Tide of Overdose Prevalence from Opiate Drugs (HR. 664), known as the STOP OD Act. The legislation works to address the nationwide opioid epidemic by increasing the availability of Naloxone for first responders, expanding training in Naloxone administration, and enhancing educational and preventative efforts.
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June 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost issued the following statement regarding this morning’s shooting of House GOP Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), members of his security detail, and Capitol Hill staff in Alexandria, Virginia:
June 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost issued the following statement regarding this morning’s shooting of House GOP Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), members of his security detail, and Capitol Hill staff in Alexandria, Virginia:
June 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement after the House voted with a large bipartisan majority to pass the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (S. 1094) to improve accountability and whistleblower protections at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
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June 8, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act:
May 23, 2017 Press Release
Two bipartisan bills authored by U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) to help veterans passed the House on Tuesday. The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 2288) streamlines the benefits appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act (H.R. 1329) ensures that our nation’s veterans receive the same annual cost-of-living adjustment as Social Security recipients
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May 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after participating in a roundtable with local restaurant owners at Bella Milano, hosted by the Illinois Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) visited schools throughout the 12th Congressional District as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. He hand-delivered books donated by the Library of Congress and presented teachers and staff with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for their dedication to educating Southern Illinois’ young people.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act:
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May 2, 2017 In The News

But unlike previous attempts, this bill would allow some veterans waiting for years on a decision to begin using the expedited path in the new veterans appeals process.

“Unfortunately, we must limit the number of veterans who can opt in, because VA is concerned that if too many veterans opt in, the new system will be overwhelmed and unable to operate successfully,” Bost said.

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May 1, 2017 In The News

WSIL -- Following a federal budget deal on Monday, miners will receive permanent health care benefits.

More than 22,000 retired coal miners were on the verge of losing those benefits because of bankruptcy cases involving coal companies.

Congressman Mike Bost (R) was one of those pushing for this bill.

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April 30, 2017 In The News

It seems like Mike Bost has been busy. Members of Congress are away from Washington for a couple weeks so they can spend time with constituents back home.

I saw that he was reading to school children in Carbondale. I also read that he met with veterans and paid his respect World War I veterans at the Mound City National Cemetery.

April 26, 2017 In The News

Bost, who said his mother’s family is populated with many coal miners, said Congress “has got to go with a permanent fix, not just on the health care, but the pensions.” He said stress and worry about whether both will go away for thousands of retired miners has itself led to more health problems.

April 24, 2017 In The News

In an interview after the panel, Bost said of the takeaways from the meeting one stood out: Illinois needs to be able to use the coal it takes out of the ground.

“Right now we ship a lot of our coal overseas where it is burned in power plants that have no regulation whatsoever," Bost said. "If it’s pumping it into the same atmosphere, we aren’t gaining ground."

April 20, 2017 In The News

WSIL-TV -- Thousands of retired coal miners across the nation, including many in southern Illinois, are watching the clock tick down on their retirement benefits.

More than 22,000 retired miners are at risk of losing their health care benefits if Congress does not pass the Miners Protection Act by the end of the month.

April 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL-12) joined representatives from R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, to tour their Caseyville Emergency Services facility, and discuss pressing rail and manufacturing issues with various rail stakeholders.

April 17, 2017 In The News

"My anger is with that housing authority, and the blatant abuse of those positions," Bost said. "Abuse to the point that there are pending investigations."

Bost said he expects someone, or several people, in Alexander County to be held accountable for the deplorable conditions of the complexes. 

April 13, 2017 In The News

When most politicians knock on doors, it’s usually to deliver a message to voters. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, instead delivered some meals Wednesday, volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program administered by Senior Services Plus. Bost was in Alton helping take the meals to some of the program’s roughly 420 customers.

April 12, 2017 In The News

Congressman Mike Bost gave a glimmer of hope to Franklin County officials yesterday afternoon.

Bost joined about two dozen Franklin County leaders at Benton's Franklin Hospital yesterday to get updates on local economic development and answer questions about federal funding.

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