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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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February 16, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today unveiled bipartisan legislation, the VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act, to address the growing problem of VA medical centers operating without permanent directors.
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February 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, convened a hearing on Tuesday morning entitled “Exploring National Work Queue (NWQ)’s Impact on Claims Processing.”
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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.
February 2, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, today introduced the bipartisan Beginning Agriculturist Lifetime Employment (BALE) Act to ensure beginning farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers have access to credit to expand or diversify their operations.
February 1, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted to overturn the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) “Stream Buffer Rule,” which threatens jobs at coal mines and has virtually no environmental impact off-site.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) is pleased to invite all high school students from Illinois’ 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability.
January 27, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, today participated in the 2017 March for Life. The mission of the March for Life is to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person on the anniversary of legalized abortion in the United States.
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January 24, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today unveiled bipartisan legislation, the Requiring Accountability and Inspections for Dining Service (RAID) Act, to ensure veterans are served safe meals at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals.
January 19, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost led a coalition today of nearly 20 House Republicans in authoring a letter to the incoming Trump Administration pledging their assistance in the development of its “Buy American, Hire American” initiative. Buy American laws provide a preference to domestically-produced goods and services in federal procurement, such as investments in public infrastructure.
January 12, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost issued the following statement regarding House passage of a budget resolution that sets the stage for Congress to begin the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare:
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February 10, 2017 In The News

U.S. Representative Mike Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro, presented a military Bronze Star Medal to Colonel (Ret.) Michael L. Mann, of O'Fallon, for his service during the Vietnam War from 1969-1970, on Thursday, Feb. 9 at O'Fallon City Hall.

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February 2, 2017 In The News

The "Stream Protection Rule" may sound like a good thing, but Congressman Mike Bost believes it doesn't do Southern Illinois any favors.

"It wasn't intended to protect the environment. It was intended to put our coal miners out of work, and sadly, it's been successful at achieving that goal," said Representative Bost.  

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.”

January 25, 2017 In The News

Kitchens in all Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals would have to meet new standards under a new bipartisan bill that was introduced after cockroaches were reported in one VA hospital kitchen in Illinois. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., proposed the legislation after a whistleblower reported last year that the kitchen of a VA hospital in Illinois was infested with cockroaches.

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January 24, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, said the president’s action “is a victory for the American worker, the American consumer and American national security.”

January 20, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), along with nearly 20 House Republicans, published a letter to the incoming Trump Administration pledging their assistance in the development of its "Buy American, Hire American" initiative. Buy American laws provide a preference to domestically-produced goods and services in federal procurement, such as investments in public infrastructure.

January 20, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost, of Murphysboro, says he is ready to work with incoming president Donald Trump on reforming healthcare, among other issues.

Bost specifically wants to work with the incoming president on infrastructure investments, curbing executive powers and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. 

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January 19, 2017 In The News

Beal and his wife received their tickets compliments of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12). Ruth Beal has worked as a volunteer for the Congressman's office in the past, most recently during Bost's re-election in November.

Beal and Bost have known each other for several years, prior to the Congressman's first election to the 12th Congressional District.

January 18, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, will also attend the inauguration. He said he thinks elected representatives not attending to inaugural is “terrible” and respect is due to both the president and president-elect.

January 12, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, has been appointed chairman of a veterans affairs subcommittee, the congressman’s office said.

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