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April 8, 2020 Press Release

O’FALLON, IL - U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that five health centers in Southern Illinois have received over $6.2 million in grants to help combat the spread of coronavirus. The grants were awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Center Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding program.

April 1, 2020 Press Release

O’FALLON, IL- U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced two Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) totaling $3.9 million have been awarded to Madison and St. Clair counties to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today supported the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide relief to families, small businesses, and hospitals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The bill provides direct payments of $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for couples, and $500 per child.

March 14, 2020 Press Release


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.


In The News

May 31, 2017 In The News

Bost was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4183, outside of Scott Air Force Base, to talk about veterans-related legislation on which he has been working, much of which is aimed at improving the VA system and helping veterans

May 23, 2017 In The News

Two veterans-related bills sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, passed the U.S. House on Tuesday and now will go to the Senate for consideration.

Both had bipartisan co-sponsors.

May 23, 2017 In The News

Two bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, passed the House and moved onto the Senate on Tuesday.

One bill would secure cost-of-living adjustments for service-related disability compensation, dependency and indemnity compensation, and a clothing allowance.

May 2, 2017 In The News

But unlike previous attempts, this bill would allow some veterans waiting for years on a decision to begin using the expedited path in the new veterans appeals process.

“Unfortunately, we must limit the number of veterans who can opt in, because VA is concerned that if too many veterans opt in, the new system will be overwhelmed and unable to operate successfully,” Bost said.

May 1, 2017 In The News

WSIL -- Following a federal budget deal on Monday, miners will receive permanent health care benefits.

More than 22,000 retired coal miners were on the verge of losing those benefits because of bankruptcy cases involving coal companies.

Congressman Mike Bost (R) was one of those pushing for this bill.

April 30, 2017 In The News

It seems like Mike Bost has been busy. Members of Congress are away from Washington for a couple weeks so they can spend time with constituents back home.

I saw that he was reading to school children in Carbondale. I also read that he met with veterans and paid his respect World War I veterans at the Mound City National Cemetery.

April 26, 2017 In The News

Bost, who said his mother’s family is populated with many coal miners, said Congress “has got to go with a permanent fix, not just on the health care, but the pensions.” He said stress and worry about whether both will go away for thousands of retired miners has itself led to more health problems.

April 24, 2017 In The News

In an interview after the panel, Bost said of the takeaways from the meeting one stood out: Illinois needs to be able to use the coal it takes out of the ground.

“Right now we ship a lot of our coal overseas where it is burned in power plants that have no regulation whatsoever," Bost said. "If it’s pumping it into the same atmosphere, we aren’t gaining ground."

April 20, 2017 In The News

WSIL-TV -- Thousands of retired coal miners across the nation, including many in southern Illinois, are watching the clock tick down on their retirement benefits.

More than 22,000 retired miners are at risk of losing their health care benefits if Congress does not pass the Miners Protection Act by the end of the month.

April 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL-12) joined representatives from R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, to tour their Caseyville Emergency Services facility, and discuss pressing rail and manufacturing issues with various rail stakeholders.