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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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April 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) ranked among the top 13% in the House of Representatives for bipartisanship, according to the Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The Bipartisan Index measures how often a member of Congress introduces bills that succeed in attracting co-sponsors from members of the other party, and how often they in turn co-sponsor a bill introduced from across the aisle.
April 23, 2018 Press Release
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) announced today that U.S. Representative Mike Bost has been named a recipient of the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Award. The bi-annual award recognizes legislators whose voting record indicates strong support of policies that enable the U.S. foodservice distribution industry to create well-paying jobs, grows their businesses, and contribute to their local communities.
April 17, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement on Tax Day:
April 11, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today issued the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced his intentions to retire at the end of his current term in Congress:
April 6, 2018 Press Release
United States Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) along with Illinois State Senator Paul Schimpf (IL-58), State Senator Dale Fowler (IL-59), Representative Terri Bryant (IL-115), Representative Dave Severin (IL-117), and Representative Natalie Phelps-Finnie (IL-118) urged caution regarding a recent proposal to swiftly move more than $5 million in funds from Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale (SIUC) campus and divert the money to the University’s Edwardsville campus.
March 29, 2018 Press Release
Today, Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) visited the Walmart Supercenter in Sparta, where he met with employees as part of a “Take Your Congressman to Work Day” event. Walmart is one of hundreds of companies that gave hourly-wage employees bonuses and wage increases because of the new tax law.
March 26, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) was given the Guardian of Seniors' Rights award from the 60 Plus Association for his commitment to the elderly. On behalf of the American Association of Senior Citizens, 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin was on hand at an event in the Nation’s Capital to present Representative Bost with the award.
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March 23, 2018 Press Release
Today, a bipartisan proposal focused on improving school safety introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) was signed into law by President Donald Trump as part of the omnibus spending bill. The legislation will help schools acquire panic buttons, offering a more immediate method of notifying law enforcement and first responders in cases of classroom violence, medical emergency, or natural disaster.
March 23, 2018 Press Release
Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, “16” by Reed Abster of Marion High School. Selected by an independent panel of local judges, Reed’s artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.
March 22, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted for a funding package that keeps the federal government operating through the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends in September. The bipartisan legislation – which passed the House with a 256-167 bipartisan majority – includes Rep. Bost’s legislation to help schools acquire and install panic buttons for alerting law enforcement to incidents of classroom violence.

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