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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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March 24, 2017 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement regarding the decision to postpone a vote on the American Health Care Act in Congress:
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March 24, 2017 Press Release
Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, “A Child’s Dream” by Isabelle Isom of Belleville Township High School East. Selected by an independent panel of local judges, Isabelle’s artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.
March 24, 2017 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement following the State Department’s approval of a construction permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project:
March 22, 2017 Press Release
In response to concerns regarding the way in which Illinois’ per capita allotment of Medicaid funds would be calculated under the American Health Care Act, Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation released the following statement:
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March 17, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost’s (R-IL) bipartisan legislation to address the growing problem of Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) medical centers operating without permanent directors passed the House on Friday. The VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act (HR 1131), was adopted as an amendment to VA reform legislation that now moves to the Senate for further consideration.
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March 17, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost is seeking input from residents of Southern Illinois as Congress moves forward in crafting a health care reform package. He has created a forum at http://bost.house.gov/yourstory for constituents to share their testimonials of how they have been affected by the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
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March 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced the opening of his new Metro East congressional office at 302 West State Street in O’Fallon. The new location will provide more convenient access from I-64 for constituents traveling from across the Metro East region.
March 6, 2017 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order regarding foreign entry into the United States:
March 2, 2017 Press Release
Today, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.) introduced two bipartisan bills, the Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2017 and the American Heroes COLA Act of 2017, to provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to veterans.
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February 28, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost released the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order to dismantle the Obama Administration’s burdensome Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

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In The News

March 15, 2017 In The News

As U.S. Rep. Mike Bost began speaking to constituents who signed up to receive a phone call from him Wednesday night, he said he wanted to hear whether people agreed with him or not.

“I don’t shy away from tough questions,” Bost said. “I’ll take as many challenging questions” during the hourlong telephone town hall.

March 7, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, released this statement on the introduction of the American Health Care Act.

 

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March 4, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Illinois, introduced two bipartisan bills on Monday, the Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2017 and the American Heroes COLA Act of 2017, according to a news release from Bost's office.

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February 28, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, released a statement after President Donald J. Trump addressed a joint session of Congress.

February 24, 2017 In The News

CARBONDALE — In the best interest of working through such issues as reforming the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said he met this week with representatives from local hospitals and smaller groups of constituents in order to gain insight on that issue and others.

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.”

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