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In an interview after the panel, Bost said of the takeaways from the meeting one stood out: Illinois needs to be able to use the coal it takes out of the ground.
“Right now we ship a lot of our coal overseas where it is burned in power plants that have no regulation whatsoever," Bost said. "If it’s pumping it into the same atmosphere, we aren’t gaining ground."
WSIL-TV -- Thousands of retired coal miners across the nation, including many in southern Illinois, are watching the clock tick down on their retirement benefits.
More than 22,000 retired miners are at risk of losing their health care benefits if Congress does not pass the Miners Protection Act by the end of the month.
U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL-12) joined representatives from R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, to tour their Caseyville Emergency Services facility, and discuss pressing rail and manufacturing issues with various rail stakeholders.
"My anger is with that housing authority, and the blatant abuse of those positions," Bost said. "Abuse to the point that there are pending investigations."
Bost said he expects someone, or several people, in Alexander County to be held accountable for the deplorable conditions of the complexes.
When most politicians knock on doors, it’s usually to deliver a message to voters. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, instead delivered some meals Wednesday, volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program administered by Senior Services Plus. Bost was in Alton helping take the meals to some of the program’s roughly 420 customers.
Congressman Mike Bost gave a glimmer of hope to Franklin County officials yesterday afternoon.
Bost joined about two dozen Franklin County leaders at Benton's Franklin Hospital yesterday to get updates on local economic development and answer questions about federal funding.
As a grandfather of 11, I naturally want to leave my grandchildren with clean air and clean water, which is why I am committed to finding a balance between reasonable environmental regulation and economic prosperity.
“We have seen the harm that unfair and illegal trade practices have done to our steel industry—most recently with the idling of Granite City Works in Madison County,” said Rep. Bost.
I am proud to see the name of my U.S. Representative, Congressman Mike Bost, on a bipartisan letter to his colleagues in the House of Representatives to support the global response to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
We appreciate that Mike Bost, our Republican congressman from Murphysboro, has been strongly behind the Miners Protection Act, and that he has said he wants Congress to address the bankruptcy rules that allow companies to abdicate their responsibility to retirees.