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May 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep.

May 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) recently joined his colleagues in the bipartisan leadership of House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs committees to introduce the VA Transparency & Trust Act of 2021. This bill would require the U.S.

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April 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the lead Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, today penned a letter to U.S.

April 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s address to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday evening:

April 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation to establish national park status for Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. The Cahokia Mounds and Mississippian Culture National Historic Park would include mounds in Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe counties, as well as Sugarloaf Mound in St. Louis.

April 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today recognized the remarkable life of Thompsonville’s Leonard Crofford, a World War II veteran who turned 100 years old on Thursday, April 15th. Bost entered a tribute to Mr. Crofford into the permanent record of the House and provided an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor.

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April 6, 2021 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Marion for engineering design and development of medium caliber ammunition. General Dynamics will split the $48.6 million contract with Alliant Techsystems Operations in Minnesota.

April 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) today introduced the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act, which would increase cyber safety among veterans. The bill would direct VA to conduct a communications and outreach campaign to educate veterans about cyber risks.

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March 30, 2021 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $2.8 million for the Southern Seven Health Department in Ullin.

March 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Angie Craig (D-MN) today introduced H.R.2187, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, which would improve highway safety by addressing a critical shortage in available parking for semis and large commercial trucks.

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December 23, 2019 In The News

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Congressional representatives from Southern Illinois and Iowa have introduced bipartisan legislation to combat inadequate funding and teacher shortages in rural schools. 

December 18, 2019 In The News

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Illinois Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, who represents the 12th District, released this statement after he voted against both articles of impeachment:

December 10, 2019 In The News

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U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, said the bipartisan compromise on USMCA was “huge news” for 70,000 Illinoisans whose jobs depend on fair and open trade with Canada and Mexico.

November 21, 2019 In The News

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Federal funding is headed to Cairo to to help deal with the opioid crisis.

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November 14, 2019 In The News

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In Du Quoin, the keynoter was U.S. Marine and congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro, who took the podium to the rousing strains of the Marine's Hymn.

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November 10, 2019 In The News

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November 4, 2019 In The News

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is "severely" short of nurses, psychiatrists, police and human resources staff.

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October 23, 2019 In The News

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October 10, 2019 In The News

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October 2, 2019 In The News

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