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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois


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October 20, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced his staff will hold Mobile Office Hours throughout Illinois’ 12th Congressional District during the month of November.
October 19, 2017 Press Release
Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13) and John Shimkus (IL-15) today sent a letter to Amazon encouraging the company to consider the Metro East region as a viable site for its second corporate headquarters.
October 10, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement applauding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Obama Administration’s power plant regulations.
October 5, 2017 Press Release
Following the October 2nd concert shooting in Las Vegas, U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) signed a letter with other Members of Congress to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) urging a thorough re-evaluation of bump-stocks—devices reported to have been used by the perpetrator to dramatically increase the discharge rate of his firearms as he carried out the attacks.
October 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), today announced $1.4 million in new DRA investments to strengthen Illinois’ infrastructure, workforce, and economy. DRA’s investments will support public and private partnerships and bring a total of $22.7 million in new investments to Illinois.
October 3, 2017 Press Release
In the wake of legislation signed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner that would allow for the use of taxpayer money to cover an unlimited number of abortions anytime for any reason, members of the Illinois Republican Congressional Delegation voted to advance bipartisan legislation H.R. 36 – the Unborn Pain-Capable Child Protection Act – to restrict abortions 20 weeks or more after conception, the point at which unborn fetuses can feel pain.
September 28, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) voted to reauthorize an evidence-based, fully paid-for, program that strengthens and improves home visiting services for families in at-risk communities. The House-passed Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (H.R. 2824) reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program for five years.
September 27, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement after House Republicans released today its framework for tax reform:
September 26, 2017 Press Release
In response today to U.S. Representative Mike Bost’s July 28th inquiry into allegations of mismanagement at the Marion VA Medical Center, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs gave little indication that it had serious concerns regarding the current leadership or its management of the facility.
September 21, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Harris, and other local officials at a press conference announcing the transition of the East St. Louis Public Housing Authority back to local control after nearly 32 years of federal management.


In The News

August 24, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, organized a panel of Southern Illinois small business owners, manufacturers, and job creators at the Shiloh Community and Senior Center Aug. 17 to receive local input before Congress considers tax reform legislation later this year.

August 23, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump has signed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, designed to streamline appeals to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House said Wednesday.

August 23, 2017 In The News


Representative Mike Bost hosted a human trafficking roundtable discussion at the police department in O'Fallon, Illinois.

Members of the O'Fallon Police Department, the FBI, Hoyleton Youth Services, and the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services took part in the discussion.

August 22, 2017 In The News

O’FALLON, IL - Illinois Congressman Representative Mike Bost led a town hall discussion in O'Fallon, Illinois Tuesday night addressing what he calls a growing nationwide problem: Human Trafficking.

August 18, 2017 In The News

Thanks to Congressman Mike Bost for meeting with us and three other constituents last week. We had requested the meeting to thank him for his support last year of the Global Food Security Act and to express our hope that he would protect and improve programs for poor and hungry people, both here and abroad.

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.

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.