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June 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced legislation to provide greater flexibility for veterans to receive disability exams. Bost’s bill would allow certain specialty health care providers to conduct disability exams across state lines.

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June 17, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement after the Illinois Department of Public Health and Department of Natural Resources determined that the Amateur Trapshooting Association could not hold the Grand American trapshooting competition near Sparta this year:

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL), the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, today applauded House passage of the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act (H.R. 6168).

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May 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, today participated in a virtual forum to discuss the veterans’ disability claims process in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 20, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL– U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Illinois, the Illinois Farm Bureau, and Illinois AgrAbility today announced a partnership to provide job opportunities for Illinois veterans. Farm Corps will pair furloughed or unemployed veterans with agricultural producers who have an immediate need for on-the-farm labor.

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May 19, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today applauded U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement of the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This program will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to American farmers and ranchers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after voting against Speaker Pelosi’s new coronavirus legislation, which included a change to House rules to allow members to vote remotely:

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In The News

January 20, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost, of Murphysboro, says he is ready to work with incoming president Donald Trump on reforming healthcare, among other issues.

Bost specifically wants to work with the incoming president on infrastructure investments, curbing executive powers and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. 

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January 19, 2017 In The News

Beal and his wife received their tickets compliments of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12). Ruth Beal has worked as a volunteer for the Congressman's office in the past, most recently during Bost's re-election in November.

Beal and Bost have known each other for several years, prior to the Congressman's first election to the 12th Congressional District.

January 18, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, will also attend the inauguration. He said he thinks elected representatives not attending to inaugural is “terrible” and respect is due to both the president and president-elect.

January 12, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, has been appointed chairman of a veterans affairs subcommittee, the congressman’s office said.

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January 10, 2017 In The News

Republicans will work on unraveling and replacing the health care law at the same time, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday as GOP leaders struggled to align their zeal to rapidly erase one of President Barack Obama’s proudest achievements with Congress’ legislative and political pitfalls.

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December 30, 2016 In The News

The two congressmen who represent Southern Illinois — Republican Reps. Mike Bost and John Shimkus — said they expect the U.S. House and Senate to swiftly begin action on a conservative agenda after the 115th Congress is sworn in on Tuesday.

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September 13, 2016 In The News

Mike Bost, an Illinois Republican, speaks to thousands of retired coal miners who came to Washington by the busloads to push lawmakers to vote on a bill that would save their pension and health care benefits.

 

September 13, 2016 In The News

Upgrading and maintaining critical infrastructure in communities all across Southern Illinois is paramount for providing the quality of life our residents expect and deserve,” Bost said in the release. “With this funding, a new wastewater treatment plant will not only provide improved drinking water but also alleviate potential health hazards.”

September 1, 2016 In The News

The announcement came from Rep. Mike Bost’s office last week. According to Bost, St. Clair as well as Franklin, Williamson and Pulaski counties are set to receive $3.2 million in federal grants or loans for rural developments through the Community Facility Grant program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


 

September 1, 2016 In The News

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement in response to the Illinois Department of Insurance's health care rate filings for 2017, which indicate that premiums could increase by up to 45 percent next year:  "Today's announcement of massive increases in health insurance premiums is the predictable outcome of the President's health care law.

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