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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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October 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today held a forum with farmers after a tour of Eckert’s Orchard in Belleville, IL along with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue. They discussed agriculture issues and ways to improve the farming industry in Southern Illinois.
October 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement after President Trump signed into law the bipartisan Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) Act to fight the opioid epidemic:
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October 10, 2018 Press Release
President Donald Trump today signed into law bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) to provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to veterans. Bost introduced the Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2018 (H.R. 4958) in February and helped guide it to passage in the House earlier this year before passing the Senate last month.
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October 5, 2018 Press Release
President Trump today signed into law legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which included two provisions sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) focused on Buy America domestic procurement requirements and inspiring young people for careers in aviation.
October 2, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced a $357,375 federal grant to improve security at Union County schools. The grant was awarded through the School Violence Prevention Program, a Department of Justice (DOJ) program created by bipartisan legislation sponsored by Bost. The Securing Our Schools Act was signed into law in March 2018. Bost sent a letter to local government officials to raise awareness of the funding availability and met with school administrators in Anna this summer. 91 jurisdictions were awarded school safety grants nationwide, including 7 in Illinois during the program’s first year. 8 Union County schools were awarded a total of $357,375. The program is expected to grow as awareness increases.
October 1, 2018 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) made the following statement after President Trump announced that the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached an agreement on the renegotiated NAFTA, now formally known as the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
September 28, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted for H.R. 6, the Support for Patients and Communities Act, which combats the opioid epidemic by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting communities, and bolstering efforts to combat illicit synthetic drugs like Fentanyl.
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September 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative agreement with the United States Senate reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration programs and makes reforms to federal disaster assistance programs. Included in this legislation are two provisions sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) focused on buying American and inspiring careers in aviation for the youth by giving them the resources they need.
September 25, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost testified today before a hearing of the House Financial Services Housing Subcommittee concerning the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s failed oversight of the Alexander County Housing Authority. Bost approached subcommittee chairman Sean Duffy (R-WI) for the hearing to shed light on the housing crisis in Cairo and prompt Congress to strengthen federal oversight.
September 21, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $3.75 million grant to the Southern Illinois Airport Authority for construction of two new hangar buildings in Carbondale. The investments are expected to create 45 new jobs and facilitate the expansion of several private aviation companies, the aviation cluster, and workforce training at Southern Illinois University’s Transportation Education Center.

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April 18, 2018 In The News

Tax Day was on April 17 this year. It was last day for Americans to file their 2017 federal tax returns under our old, outdated tax code. It was also cause for celebration.

October 25, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Arkansas, and Mike Bost, R-Illinois, will co-chair the Congressional Steel Caucus, which represents the interests of steelmakers and steelworkers across the country.

Bost represents the southwestern portion of Illinois near St. Louis where U.S. Steel's Granite Works mill is located.

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.

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August 23, 2017 In The News

O'FALLON, IL (KFVS) -

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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