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Kitchens in all Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals would have to meet new standards under a new bipartisan bill that was introduced after cockroaches were reported in one VA hospital kitchen in Illinois. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., proposed the legislation after a whistleblower reported last year that the kitchen of a VA hospital in Illinois was infested with cockroaches.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, said the president’s action “is a victory for the American worker, the American consumer and American national security.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), along with nearly 20 House Republicans, published a letter to the incoming Trump Administration pledging their assistance in the development of its "Buy American, Hire American" initiative. Buy American laws provide a preference to domestically-produced goods and services in federal procurement, such as investments in public infrastructure.
WASHINGTON -- Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost, of Murphysboro, says he is ready to work with incoming president Donald Trump on reforming healthcare, among other issues.
Bost specifically wants to work with the incoming president on infrastructure investments, curbing executive powers and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
Beal and his wife received their tickets compliments of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12). Ruth Beal has worked as a volunteer for the Congressman's office in the past, most recently during Bost's re-election in November.
Beal and Bost have known each other for several years, prior to the Congressman's first election to the 12th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, will also attend the inauguration. He said he thinks elected representatives not attending to inaugural is “terrible” and respect is due to both the president and president-elect.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, has been appointed chairman of a veterans affairs subcommittee, the congressman’s office said.
Republicans will work on unraveling and replacing the health care law at the same time, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday as GOP leaders struggled to align their zeal to rapidly erase one of President Barack Obama’s proudest achievements with Congress’ legislative and political pitfalls.
The two congressmen who represent Southern Illinois — Republican Reps. Mike Bost and John Shimkus — said they expect the U.S. House and Senate to swiftly begin action on a conservative agenda after the 115th Congress is sworn in on Tuesday.
Mike Bost, an Illinois Republican, speaks to thousands of retired coal miners who came to Washington by the busloads to push lawmakers to vote on a bill that would save their pension and health care benefits.