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March 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Reps. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Angie Craig (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve highway safety by addressing a critical shortage in available parking for semis and large commercial trucks.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted for $7.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The funds will be used to make diagnostic tests more broadly available, invest in treatments and vaccine development, and support state and local response efforts.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), and John Shimkus (IL-15) today announced a $21.4 million grant awarded to the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA).

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance (S-DVI) program.

February 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Mike Bost (IL-12), Darin LaHood (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), and Rodney Davis (IL-13) released the following statement after the President commuted the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced 14 federal grants totaling over $20 million awarded to Southern Illinois housing authorities.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

O’FALLON - U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today invited high school students from Illinois’ 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.  Initiated by Congress in 1982, the nationwide annual art competition allows high school students from all 50 states to showcase their artistic ability.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement in response to the Senate voting to acquit President Trump in his impeachment trial:

February 4, 2020 Press Release

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


In The News

May 25, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, issued a statement similar to Durbin’s letter on Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 In The News

Also Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, that would require the VA to develop plans to hire permanent directors for all the administration’s facilities without one.

“Continual uncertainty at the top of any organization is destructive, and it certainly makes it tougher to fix problems at the VA,” Bost said.

May 23, 2016 In The News

The tug-of-war between Illinois and Missouri over the location of the highly coveted new western headquarters for the $1.75 billion National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency took a new turn Thursday. That’s when U.S. Rep.

May 19, 2016 In The News

Illinois officials are aggressively fighting the preliminary decision to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St. Louis, rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in a suburban area of Southern Illinois.

May 19, 2016 In The News

When it comes to school funding, the formula is often complicated. It’s even more complex for school districts like Mascoutah District 19, which receives impact aid from the federal government.

May 17, 2016 In The News

“The security assessment and the environmental impact are two of the most important criteria for this project.  Our meeting today raised serious concerns that these elements were not properly studied. NGA-West is a facility with significant national security importance which demands more attention to detail than it has received.”

May 17, 2016 In The News

The additional questions arose following a meeting late last week between the Illinois delegation members and NGA Director Robert Cardillo in Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2016 In The News

U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) said the probe aims to answer two main questions: “Why did they make these decisions and why was half information used?”

On Thursday, Bost joined other members of the state’s congressional delegation in meeting with Robert Cardillo, the head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, in Washington D.C.

May 17, 2016 In The News

After the meeting, Bost said he’d asked Cardillo three times whether he would delay the decision. The answer: No.

Bost said he was planning to ask the Army Corps of Engineers inspector general to do a full investigation of the environmental review.

“We’re going to use every means possible to slow things down,” he said.

May 5, 2016 In The News

I recently attended an event for veterans hosted by Congressman Mike Bost. Mike launched his Veterans for Bost coalition, and I am happy to be part of it.

With recent issues making news involving the Veterans Administration, I am happy Mike is working to get the best for our veterans. Mike is a veteran himself, he understands the issues facing veterans.