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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Press Releases

June 7, 2018 Press Release
The House of Representatives late Wednesday night passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen America’s ports, locks, dams, and water infrastructure. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which now heads to the Senate for further consideration, also included an amendment offered by U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) to facilitate the repair of Len Small Levee in Alexander County.
June 6, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a $2.2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award made to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The funding will improve educational practices of STEM teacher leaders through engaging activities, targeted mentoring, and a partnership with the Science Center of Carbondale.
June 5, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, released the following statement after U.S. Steel announced it would restart its A Furnace at its Granite City Works facility creating 300 new steel. These are in addition to the 500 jobs announced earlier this year when B Furnace was restarted.
May 31, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) hosted a school safety summit Wednesday with teachers, education professionals, online safety experts, law enforcement, and school resource officers to discuss ways to keep kids safe in and out of the classroom. Bost provided an update on current legislative efforts to curb school violence, protect children online, and combat drug addiction among minors.
May 30, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) today hosted a “Tailgate Talk” at Otten Farms in St. Clair County. He provided an update on the Farm Bill to Southern Illinois farmers and received feedback on current issues facing the agriculture industry.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation, which sets military policy priorities and determines what types of equipment and weaponry can be purchased, will now be sent to the Senate for further consideration.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today cosponsored a package of bipartisan bills to help stem the tide of the opioid crisis that is devastating parts of Southern Illinois and other rural communities across America. The legislation includes measures that would crack down on synthetic drug trafficking and bolster drug prevention, treatment and recovery efforts
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May 23, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today released the following statement after the U.S. Treasury Department officially certified 327 low-income census tracts in Illinois to be designated as federal “Qualified Opportunity Zones,” including over a dozen in Southern Illinois.
May 22, 2018 Press Release
A bipartisan bill authored by U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) to ensure our nation’s veterans receive the same annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) as Social Security recipients passed the U.S. House of Representatives Monday evening. The Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act (H.R. 4958) would increase the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities beginning December 1, 2018.
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May 18, 2018 Press Release
United States Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The comprehensive legislation would authorize policy under the purview of the United States Department of Agriculture and is renewed every 5 years.

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