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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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July 13, 2018 Press Release
As U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) urges the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to reconsider its decision to build in North St. Louis, the cloud of legal trouble around NGA’s site selection only grows – as does the media attention.
July 12, 2018 Press Release
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) that would to reform hiring for Human Resources positions at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities. The VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance (HELP) Act (H.R. 5864) instructs the VA to establish qualifications for each HR position within the VHA and establish standardized performance metrics similar to the private sector. HR departments at the VA currently have no such requirements. The legislation now heads to the full House of Representatives for a vote in the weeks ahead.
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July 9, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL12) today announced the availability of federal grants to improve security at schools. The School Violence Prevention Program is a Department of Justice program that funds the grants. It was created by bipartisan legislation, the Securing Our Schools Act, sponsored by Rep. Bost and signed into law in March 2018. Rep. Bost sent a letter to local government officials to raise awareness of the funding availability. Grant applications are due by July 30, 2018.
July 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) raised concerns with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo about the integrity of the site selection process for NGA’s new western headquarters amid allegations that a key developer of the North St. Louis site engaged in tax credit fraud and other misdeeds in securing the property. In his letter, Bost urged the agency to restrict the use of any federal funding for the project until the legal process takes shape and there is a better understanding on how the alleged fraud impacted St. Clair County’s ability to receive fair and equal consideration during the site selection process.
June 27, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, which would have secured the border, provided tools to prevent illegal immigration, and kept families together at the border:
June 27, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that it is unconstitutional for public employee unions to require collective bargaining fees from workers who choose not to join the union, a major blow for the U.S. labor movement:
June 26, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) Monday night voted with a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act (H.R. 299). H.R. 299 expands benefits for Vietnam Blue Water Navy veterans who are currently suffering from diseases they developed as a result of their service. Specifically, the bill enables veterans who served in the territorial seas of Vietnam during the Vietnam War to receive expedited consideration for Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits if they suffer from diseases the U.S. Government has linked to Agent Orange.
June 21, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted for the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R.2), commonly known as the Farm Bill. The House-approved legislation, which authorizes agricultural and nutrition policy for the next five years, includes provisions Bost introduced to aid farmers in Southern Illinois.
June 14, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) voted this week for a series of House bills to help stem the tide of the opioid crisis devastating parts of Southern Illinois and other rural communities across America. In rallying bipartisan support for the legislation, Bost shared the story of Charles “Chaz” Karidis, a 23-year old Madison County resident who lost his battle with a heroin addiction in 2013, and his mother, Kari, who turned the family’s tragedy into a mission to help families and friends of people suffering from addiction.
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June 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) and the entire Illinois GOP House Delegation sent a letter to President Trump sharing their concerns over White House talks of pardoning and/or commuting the sentence on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

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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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