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March 21, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) led a bipartisan delegation of congressional leaders in urging U.S. Department of Transportation support for a key infrastructure project in the St. Louis region. The letter, addressed to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, requests federal funding to assist in the rehabilitation of the 129-year-old Merchants Bridge. The bridge serves a local area rail network that is the nation’s second largest rail terminal by interchange and third largest by volume.
March 19, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) ranked among the top 11% in the House of Representatives for bipartisanship, according to the Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The Bipartisan Index measures how often a member of Congress introduces bills that succeed in attracting co-sponsors from members of the other party, and how often they in turn co-sponsor a bill introduced from across the aisle.
March 11, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today demanded that Rep. Ann Wagner's (MO-2) Born Alive Survivors Protection Act be brought to the floor for a vote. Rep. Bost, a cosponsor of the bill, asked for unanimous consent for the legislation to be considered. His request was immediately refused with no explanation provided by the majority. This is the 16th time House Democrats have blocked consideration of the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today made the following statement after voting against Speaker Pelosi’s legislation (H.R. 1) that would require taxpayers to match funds raised by political candidates.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) made the following statement about the tragic death of Army Sgt. Holli Bolinski, of Pinckneyville, Illinois, who passed away in Kuwait on March 5. Sgt. Bolinski was stationed out of Mount Vernon, IL.
March 5, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted with a majority of his colleagues in the House to pass the bipartisan Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act. This legislation will strengthen and enhance the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) registry of service members and veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
February 27, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced his opposition to two gun control bills being considered in the House of Representatives this week. H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 will be voted on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today made the following statement after voting against legislation that would block the President from carrying out his national emergency declaration to protect the southern border.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today unveiled bipartisan legislation, the VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act, to address the growing problem of VA medical centers operating without permanent directors. Bost introduced the bill along with U.S. Representative Jim Costa (D-CA).
February 14, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released a statement regarding President Trump's intent to sign the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package into law. The legislation, paired with a potential national emergency declaration from the president, would ensure the federal government has the resources necessary to build a wall and enhance technology to combat drugs and human trafficking at the border.


In The News

February 23, 2015 In The News

As a newly-elected member of Congress, I have had a lot to learn about House procedure, my committee assignments, the federal budget and how national issues impact Southern Illinois. But one thing I’ve known all along is what my constituents expect of me: hard work and a willingness to cut through the partisan bickering to grow American jobs.

February 3, 2015 In The News

Illinois Congressman Mike Bost is not happy about Obama's 2016 budget, that calls for yet more spending my the federal government. In a statement issued to the press Bost said:

“President Obama’s Groundhog Day budget promises more of the same failed tax and spend policies that have produced few jobs but lots of debt. Frankly, I’d rather take another six weeks of winter.”

February 3, 2015 In The News

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

This week, Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., speaks about giving a dog mouth-to-mouth, his love of cruises and how he came to be the owner of a beauty salon.

February 2, 2015 In The News

Farmers help us in a lot of ways but many of them say unpredictable weather, dropping prices at the mill, and government regulations are cutting into their crops and ultimately your wallet.

When farmers have a problem, Frank Ireland at the Dixon Springs Ag Center is often the first one to hear about it.

February 2, 2015 In The News

Already in office, freshman U.S. Rep. Mike Bost was no less emotional Friday while taking the oath of office — for a second time.

Bost and his newly elected congressional peers, John Shimkus and Rodney Davis, were each sworn in by federal judges as part of a ceremony at the Benton Civic Center to give constituents and family an opportunity to witness their pledges.

January 26, 2015 In The News

Patients with highly-contagious diseases can now be transported safely to hospitals across the globe, thanks to a system developed at Scott Air Force Base in the Metro-East.

Illinois Congressmen Mike Bost and Rodney Davis attended the unveiling.

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January 16, 2015 In The News

The metro-east’s three GOP congressmen on Thursday sent a letter to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo requesting that his agency consider the St. Clair County site near Scott Air Force Base for the new NGA West Facilities.

January 12, 2015 In The News
Murphysboro's Mike Bost was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 6 in Washington as a member of the 114th Congress. Bost, the U.S. representative for Illinois' 12th Congressional district, had around 70 family and friends in attendance to share in the event – a moment he described as "really amazing."
January 9, 2015 In The News

Days after taking the oath of office as representative of Illinois' 12th district, Mike Bost expressed his support Friday of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act in his first speech on the U.S. House floor.

January 8, 2015 In The News

The title now official, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said his first day as a member of Congress has been “unbelievable.”