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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Press Releases

May 28, 2015 Press Release
“I couldn’t be happier that the vast majority of steelworkers at Granite City Works will remain on the job and able to provide for their family.”

Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13) and John Shimkus (IL-15) released the following statements concerning U.S.

May 27, 2015 Press Release
“Make no mistake about it: the impact of the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. ruling will be felt far and wide."

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement concerning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s release of the final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

May 21, 2015 Press Release
Legislation Garnering Strong Support from Steel Industry, Both Parties in Congress


Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced the bipartisan American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act, which streamlines the process for addressing unfair dumping of foreign products into U.S. markets.  Bost worked closely with Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) in crafting the legislation.

May 19, 2015 Press Release
The pay freeze passed the House as part of the FY2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.

Rep. Bost Votes to Freeze Pay for Members of Congress 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) voted today to freeze his own salary and the salaries of other members of Congress for the next fiscal year.  The pay freeze passed the House as part of the FY2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.

May 15, 2015 Press Release
Funding for Boeing’s Super Hornets Preserves Thousands of Jobs in St. Louis Region

Washington, D.C. — After testifying before the House Armed Services Committee in support of the U.S. Navy’s request of funding for the production of twelve F/A-18 aircraft, also known as the Super Hornet, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with the full funding included.  When signed into law, the provision will preserve thousands of jobs in the St.

May 15, 2015 Press Release
The bipartisan Stronger Voice for Small Business Act, introduced with Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), was attached as an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Washington, D.C.— Today the House approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Mike Bost to empower America’s job creators.  Bost’s Stronger Voice for Small Business Act permits job creators to directly appeal to the Small Business Administration (SBA) when challenging an inappropriate SBA size standard, a change that saves small businesses from a costly a

May 13, 2015 Press Release
The House-passed bill would stop the EPA rule from expanding its federal regulatory power to cover most of our nation’s waters.

Washington, D.C. — Tonight, Rep.

April 30, 2015 Press Release
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act Provides $4.6 Billion Increase

Washington, D.C. — Tonight, Congressmen Mike Bost (IL-12) voted to provide a $4.6 billion increase for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) above its current funding.  This legislation totals $68.7 billion, which is 5.6 percent more than last year’s level of funding.


April 30, 2015 Press Release
Conference Agreement Balances Budget in Less than Ten Years and Cuts Trillions in Spending


Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) voted for the final conference report negotiated by the House and Senate on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolution.


April 29, 2015 Press Release
“First quarter GDP numbers indicated our economy is at a virtual dead stop."

Washington, D.C. — Congressmen Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement concerning today’s U.S. Commerce Department report indicating U.S. economic growth slowed to 0.2 percent in first quarter of 2015: