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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) applauded today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s decision to allow farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres to hay, graze, or chop those fields in by September 1st this year, rather than November 1st.

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The House of Representatives today unanimously approved an amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) that will better help protect domestic manufacturers and workers from illegally dumped steel and other subsidized foreign imports.  The amendment increases funding for trade Enforcement and Compliance at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— The House of Representatives today unanimously approved an appropriations amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) that ensures increased opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses to compete for grants and contracts from the U.S. State Department.

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

O’Fallon, IL — U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Mike Bost (R-Ill.) today applauded the federal grant announced for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA). TRRA has received a $28.8 million U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Consolidated Railroad Safety and Infrastructure (CRISI) Grant to replace the main span girders on the MacArthur Bridge.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost voted today against legislation that would provide a special pathway to citizenship for those who immigrated to America illegally. The House Democrats’ plan, called the American Dream and Promise Act, would offer no provisions for additional border enforcement and cost taxpayers an estimated $34.6 billion.

May 28, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced seven federal grants to allow local governments and law enforcement to better serve their communities across Southern Illinois. USDA Rural Development forges partnerships with rural communities, funding projects that bring housing, community facilities, business guarantees, utilities and other services to rural America.
May 21, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) to address the troubling uptick in veteran suicides and help improve suicide prevention and mental health resources at the Department of Veterans Affairs passed the House today. The Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act (H.R. 2333) requires the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of the Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Coordinators.
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May 16, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today reintroduced the bipartisan Beginning Agriculturist Lifetime Employment (BALE) Act, legislation he introduced during the last Congress to ensure agricultural producers—especially those just getting started—have access to credit to expand or diversify their operations. The previous iteration of the bill was not signed into law, however, congressional negotiators raised the lending caps to $1.75 million, rather than the $2.5 million Bost requested. This year’s bill would again raise the cap to $2.5 million.
May 14, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced a resolution honoring the accomplishments of Arthur “Art” Simon – founder of Bread for the World, an anti-hunger advocacy organization. Art Simon has been a leader on the fight to end hunger around the world and has authored a number of books on the issue including “Bread for the World” – for which he won the national Religious Book Award – and “The Politics of World Hunger” – co-authored by his late brother, Senator Paul Simon (D-IL).
May 2, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) and Dan Lipinski today introduced the BuyAmerican.gov Act, which helps ensure that federal agencies adhere to Buy American laws and prioritize the purchase of American-made goods. Recognizing taxpayers’ overwhelming support for proposals that strengthen Buy America laws, the legislation directs the General Services Administration to establish a website, BuyAmerican.gov, to collect and display information about each request by a federal agency to bypass “Buy American” laws and purchase foreign-made products. Manufacturers and others will be able to use the site to identify contract opportunities and challenge pending “Buy American” waivers sought by federal agencies.

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