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July 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced the bipartisan Transition for Success Act. This legislation expands access for all National Guard and Reserve servicemembers to the SkillBridge Program, a Department of Defense program that offers training for high demand careers for those serving in the military as they transition to civilian life.

July 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), the lead Republican on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Jack Bergman (MI-01) this week introduced three pieces of legislation to improve health care and services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans and their caregivers.

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July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL), the lead Republican on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced this week the bipartisan VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act to improve accountability and transparency for costs associated with the VA’s Electronic Health Record modernization process.

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July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today invited middle and high school students from Illinois’ 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. Launched in 2015, the competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans.

July 12, 2021 Press Release

O’FALLON, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that Prairie Engineers in Columbia has received a $21 million contract from the U.S. Army. Prairie Engineers will perform hydrographic and topographic surveys over the next 5 years.

July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to improve access to affordable housing programs for volunteer firefighters and first responders. The Volunteer First Responder Housing Act would expand access to the U.S.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced over $5.7 million in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grants for Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Mt. Vernon City Schools.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted against House Democrats’ $547.9 billion surface transportation bill, the INVEST in America Act. Bost spoke on the House floor during debate to express his opposition to the bill. Click here to watch his speech.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Dr. Greg Murphy (R-NC) today introduced the Student Veterans Counseling Centers Eligibility Act. The legislation expands access to counseling and peer support services for student veterans enrolled in a VA education program.

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