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September 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Reps. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) to extend funding for several critical Department of Veterans Affairs programs, including financial assistance for supportive services for low-income veterans and allowances for transportation for veterans in rural areas.

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September 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) took to the House floor today to continue his fight for federal funding to repair the Len Small Levee in Alexander County. Bost countered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ determination that there was no navigational benefit to repairing the levee by presenting photographs of the flood damage and a U.S.

September 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program grant of $4 million for the Illinois Department of Transportation. The grant will be used to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding in several Illinois counties, including Alexander, Jackson, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St.

August 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services grant of $753,737 for Centerstone of Illinois, Inc. in West Frankfort.

August 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) will defer accrual of interest for spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums for all agricultural producers until November 30, 2019.

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July 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services grant of $1.88 million for the Southern Seven Health Department in Ullin.

July 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced the Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion will receive a $673,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reimburse certain construction costs for the 23,732 square foot airport terminal completed in 2016.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation to better protect inland waterway navigation and address a gap in current law that has stymied efforts to rebuild the Len Small Levee.  The Levee Rehabilitation Improvements Act, introduced with Iowa Democrat Abby Finkenauer, would require the U.S.

July 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12), joined the members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue following the release of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Acreage report in June.

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July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost 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.

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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.”

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