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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Press Releases

January 24, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost voted for a measure in the House Wednesday night to ensure all federal workers are paid during the partial government shutdown (Motion to Recommit H.R. 648). Speaker Pelosi urged her members to voted against the measure, resulting in only 10 House Democrats voting in support.
January 17, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced he has nominated 18 local students for admittance to the U.S. Service Academies. Nominations were made following the recommendations of an independent panel that reviewed applications and conducted formal interviews. Final determination on admission is made by the individual academies.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced he is seeking a wounded warrior or medically-retired veteran for a position in either his O’Fallon or Carbondale district office. The veteran chosen for the fellowship will engage in community outreach and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Al Lawson (D-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans. The Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act instructs the USDA to work with state departments of agriculture to identify farmers and ranchers eligible for a direct loan to train apprentice veterans. The loan would, in turn, be paid back to the USDA after the harvest season.
January 3, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives for the 116th Congress.
December 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement Thursday evening after voting to fund the federal government until February 8th and providing the Trump administration with the funding necessary to secure America’s borders.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted for the House-Senate compromise Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R.2), commonly known as the Farm Bill.

October 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today held a forum with farmers after a tour of Eckert’s Orchard in Belleville, IL along with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue. They discussed agriculture issues and ways to improve the farming industry in Southern Illinois.
October 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement after President Trump signed into law the bipartisan Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) Act to fight the opioid epidemic:
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October 10, 2018 Press Release
President Donald Trump today signed into law bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) to provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to veterans. Bost introduced the Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2018 (H.R. 4958) in February and helped guide it to passage in the House earlier this year before passing the Senate last month.
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