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As a newly-elected member of Congress, I have had a lot to learn about House procedure, my committee assignments, the federal budget and how national issues impact Southern Illinois. But one thing I’ve known all along is what my constituents expect of me: hard work and a willingness to cut through the partisan bickering to grow American jobs.
Illinois Congressman Mike Bost is not happy about Obama's 2016 budget, that calls for yet more spending my the federal government. In a statement issued to the press Bost said:
“President Obama’s Groundhog Day budget promises more of the same failed tax and spend policies that have produced few jobs but lots of debt. Frankly, I’d rather take another six weeks of winter.”
It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.
This week, Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., speaks about giving a dog mouth-to-mouth, his love of cruises and how he came to be the owner of a beauty salon.
Farmers help us in a lot of ways but many of them say unpredictable weather, dropping prices at the mill, and government regulations are cutting into their crops and ultimately your wallet.
When farmers have a problem, Frank Ireland at the Dixon Springs Ag Center is often the first one to hear about it.
Already in office, freshman U.S. Rep. Mike Bost was no less emotional Friday while taking the oath of office — for a second time.
Bost and his newly elected congressional peers, John Shimkus and Rodney Davis, were each sworn in by federal judges as part of a ceremony at the Benton Civic Center to give constituents and family an opportunity to witness their pledges.
Patients with highly-contagious diseases can now be transported safely to hospitals across the globe, thanks to a system developed at Scott Air Force Base in the Metro-East.
Illinois Congressmen Mike Bost and Rodney Davis attended the unveiling.
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The metro-east’s three GOP congressmen on Thursday sent a letter to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo requesting that his agency consider the St. Clair County site near Scott Air Force Base for the new NGA West Facilities.
Murphysboro's Mike Bost was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 6 in Washington as a member of the 114th Congress. Bost, the U.S. representative for Illinois' 12th Congressional district, had around 70 family and friends in attendance to share in the event – a moment he described as "really amazing."
Days after taking the oath of office as representative of Illinois' 12th district, Mike Bost expressed his support Friday of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act in his first speech on the U.S. House floor.
The title now official, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said his first day as a member of Congress has been “unbelievable.”