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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois


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December 5, 2017 Press Release
Congressional Steel Caucus Chairman Mike Bost and other caucus leaders today met with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the ongoing Section 232 investigation assessing the impact of steel imports on our national security.
November 30, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today led a group of over 20 members in sending a letter urging Speaker Paul D. Ryan to incorporate language to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) into must-pass legislation by the end of the year.
November 29, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after the House adopted a resolution requiring all members and staff to complete mandatory training on anti-harassment policies and workplace rights:
November 29, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) joined Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation in response to letters they received last week from Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth concerning tax reform and the impact on middle-income families.
November 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement after the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
November 15, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) applauded House approval of the 21st Century Flood Reform Act (H.R. 2874), which passed with a 237-189 bipartisan majority. The bill improves the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, increases the role of private markets, and ensures more accurate mapping and flood risk estimates. The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration.
November 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The compromise legislation between the House and Senate, known as a conference report, sets military policy priorities and determines what types of equipment and weaponry can be purchased. The NDAA is expected to be passed by the Senate shortly and sent to the President’s desk for his signature.
November 9, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Al Lawson (D-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans. The Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act instructs the USDA to work with state departments of agriculture to identify farmers and ranchers eligible for a direct loan to train apprentice veterans. The loan would, in turn, be paid back to the USDA after the harvest season.
November 7, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressional Steel Caucus Co-Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL), Co-Chairman Rick Crawford (R-AR), and Vice-Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), sent a letter to President Trump that urged him to defend the American steel industry and its workers during his visit to China.
November 2, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement after the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:


In The News

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.

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.