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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Press Releases

April 1, 2015 Press Release
“Our 'Take Your Congressman to Work Day' program is a fun way to highlight the great work Southern Illinois' job creators are doing to grow our local economy."

Washington, D.C.— Wednesday morning, Congressmen Mike Bost (IL-12) baked bread, kneaded dough, and served customers at the family-owned Duke Bakery in Alton for his first "Take Your Congressman to Work Day" event.

March 26, 2015 Press Release
“People in Southern Illinois elected me to put their best interests first, and that includes seniors concerned about getting the quality health care they deserve."

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) voted to permanently fix the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), the formula by which doctors are reimbursed for serving patients on Medicare.  The bipartisan vote provides long term certainty for doctors and a permanent fix for the 53 million seniors who depend on Medicare.

March 26, 2015 Press Release
“I am saddened by this announcement and the impact it will have on so many hardworking steel families in Southern Illinois."

Washington, D.C.—Today, Reps. Mike Bost (IL-12) John Shimkus (IL-) and Rodney Davis (IL-) issued statements concerning the temporary closure of the Granite City Plant by U.S. Steel.  The plant will idle for an undetermined amount time on May 28th, affecting 2,080 workers.

March 18, 2015 Press Release
The "Stronger Voice for Small Business Act" will be referred to the House Small Business Committee for further consideration.

Washington, D.C.—Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressmen Mike Bost (R-IL) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Stronger Voice for Small Business Act.  The bill permits job creators to directly appeal to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals when challenging an inappropriate SBA size standard, a change that saves small b

March 3, 2015 Press Release
"My vote for a fully-funded Department of Homeland Security is in no way an endorsement of this President’s failed and unconstitutional action on illegal immigration."

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement after voting to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security:


March 3, 2015 Press Release
Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Both Houses of Congress on the Iranian Security Threat

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed both Houses of Congress Tuesday morning:


February 24, 2015 Press Release
"I am extremely disappointed that President Obama carried out his threat of vetoing a jobs bill."

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement concerning President Obama carrying out his veto threat of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act:

February 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.--"The Federal Court ruling is win for the rule of law and a vindication for Americans who expect their government to abide by the Constitution.  I hope this will serve as a wake up call to Harry Reid and other Senate Democrats who are holding up consideration of a House-passed homeland security funding bill in an effort to preserve this executive overreach.  It

February 13, 2015 Press Release
America's Small Business Tax Relief Act Results in More Opportunity for Working Families

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) voted for the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act (H.R. 636).  The bill is a package of three tax bills that are intended to help reduce taxes on small businesses.

February 13, 2015 Press Release
Bost to Conduct Events across District Promoting Job Growth, Economic Development

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) announced he will spend his first constituent work week, beginning next Monday, conducting a “Southern Illinois Jobs Tour.”  The tour will take him to every corner of the 12th Congressional District holding roundtable meetings, education-related forums, and industry tours focused on job growth and empowering middle class fam