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U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, issued a statement similar to Durbin’s letter on Tuesday.
Also Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, that would require the VA to develop plans to hire permanent directors for all the administration’s facilities without one.
“Continual uncertainty at the top of any organization is destructive, and it certainly makes it tougher to fix problems at the VA,” Bost said.
The tug-of-war between Illinois and Missouri over the location of the highly coveted new western headquarters for the $1.75 billion National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency took a new turn Thursday. That’s when U.S. Rep.
Illinois officials are aggressively fighting the preliminary decision to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St. Louis, rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in a suburban area of Southern Illinois.
When it comes to school funding, the formula is often complicated. It’s even more complex for school districts like Mascoutah District 19, which receives impact aid from the federal government.
“The security assessment and the environmental impact are two of the most important criteria for this project. Our meeting today raised serious concerns that these elements were not properly studied. NGA-West is a facility with significant national security importance which demands more attention to detail than it has received.”
The additional questions arose following a meeting late last week between the Illinois delegation members and NGA Director Robert Cardillo in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) said the probe aims to answer two main questions: “Why did they make these decisions and why was half information used?”
On Thursday, Bost joined other members of the state’s congressional delegation in meeting with Robert Cardillo, the head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, in Washington D.C.
After the meeting, Bost said he’d asked Cardillo three times whether he would delay the decision. The answer: No.
Bost said he was planning to ask the Army Corps of Engineers inspector general to do a full investigation of the environmental review.
“We’re going to use every means possible to slow things down,” he said.
I recently attended an event for veterans hosted by Congressman Mike Bost. Mike launched his Veterans for Bost coalition, and I am happy to be part of it.
With recent issues making news involving the Veterans Administration, I am happy Mike is working to get the best for our veterans. Mike is a veteran himself, he understands the issues facing veterans.