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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

In The News

September 13, 2016 In The News

Upgrading and maintaining critical infrastructure in communities all across Southern Illinois is paramount for providing the quality of life our residents expect and deserve,” Bost said in the release. “With this funding, a new wastewater treatment plant will not only provide improved drinking water but also alleviate potential health hazards.”

September 1, 2016 In The News

The announcement came from Rep. Mike Bost’s office last week. According to Bost, St. Clair as well as Franklin, Williamson and Pulaski counties are set to receive $3.2 million in federal grants or loans for rural developments through the Community Facility Grant program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


 

September 1, 2016 In The News

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement in response to the Illinois Department of Insurance's health care rate filings for 2017, which indicate that premiums could increase by up to 45 percent next year:  "Today's announcement of massive increases in health insurance premiums is the predictable outcome of the President's health care law.

September 1, 2016 In The News

“This is a significant investment in an important hub of transportation for many thousands of residents and military personnel in and around the Metro East,” Bost said. “This grant provides necessary funding for critical upgrades at MidAmerica.

September 1, 2016 In The News

Local officials were pleased to hear of a recent decision to place tariffs on steel imports, but the real key will be when — or if — the U.S. Steel-Granite City Works reopens, they said.  The U.S.

September 1, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, whose district includes Scott, made it clear he opposes a new BRAC even getting started.  “I voted to prevent any new round of BRAC from moving forward; but it’s going to take continued vigilance to ensure Scott, its mission, and our military personnel are protected in the future,” Bost said in a statement.  Kern isn’t taking the future of Scott for granted.

August 17, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, whose district includes Scott, made it clear he opposes a new BRAC even getting started.  “I voted to prevent any new round of BRAC from moving forward; but it’s going to take continued vigilance to ensure Scott, its mission, and our military personnel are protected in the future,” Bost said in a statement.

August 15, 2016 In The News

Congressman Mike Bost, State Representative Terri Bryant and State Senator Gary Forby were in attendance. Forby says community health centers will continue to suffer as long as Illinois operates without a full-year spending plan.  "The last year, we didn't have a budget. No matter what we do, whoever it is, we have to have a budget.

August 15, 2016 In The News

“When we lose one of our brave heroes who died defending our freedoms, it impacts us all. Over the weekend, Southern Illinois lost a true patriot when Army Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur gave his life in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. Tracy's and my prayers go out to his wife and two small children after the tragic loss of this 36 year old.

June 13, 2016 In The News

The thought of roaches and other insects crawling across kitchen countertops where our veterans eat their meals is the stuff of horror movies,” Bost said.  “It’s unacceptable and a slap in the face to our heroes that they could be subjected to substandard eating conditions that would never be tolerated in a private sector hospital.

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