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June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States House of Representatives today voted on a package of seven bills to improve care, benefits, and services for veterans.

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June 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition, “Big Muddy Travels” by Kassidee Gabby of Marion High School. Kassidee’s artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced the bipartisan World War II Pacific War Heroes Congressional Gold Medal Act to award Congress’ highest civilian honor to American prisoners of war who fought Imperial Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) today introduced bipartisan legislation to designate the Illinois Air National Guard 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base as a Center of Excellence for KC-135R maintenance operations.

May 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that Applied Research & Development Labs in Mt. Vernon has received an $11.6 million contract from the U.S. Army. Under the contract, Applied Research & Development Labs will provide environmental services to the U.S Army, including U.S.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted in support of nine bills to help our nation’s veterans. Bost introduced one of the bills, the VA Camera Reporting (VCR) Act, alongside Rep. David McKinley (WV-01). This legislation would require the U.S.

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May 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) to increase transparency and accountability for how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spends its COVID-19 relief funds. The VA Transparency & Trust Act passed the House by a 411-4 margin.

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May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) Rodney Davis (IL-13) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) recently introduced the David Dorn Back the Blue Act. The bill would authorize $15 billion through the U.S. Department of Justice to help state and local law enforcement agencies hire and retain officers.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) tonight highlighted the real world struggles of small businesses unable to hire enough workers because the federal government is often paying them more in unemployment benefits.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that federal school safety grant applications for up to $500,000 will be accepted through June 22nd at 6:59pm CDT. The COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) grants were created through Bost’s bipartisan legislation, the Securing Our Schools Act, which was signed into law in March 2018.

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