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August 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted to fund the U.S. Postal Service with an additional $25 billion to manage challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated surge in votes by mail in the upcoming presidential election.

August 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced the Access to Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, a bipartisan bill to expand access to VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators for veterans. The bill would require every VA Medical Center to have at least one Suicide Prevention Coordinator on staff and available to help local veterans.

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August 14, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $279,000 grant to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. This grant will fund the Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biology Departments’ project to research novel mechanisms in DNA mismatch repair.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Southern Five Regional Planning District and Development Commission in Ullin and the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Commission in Fairview Heights were awarded CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Southern Five Regional Planning District and Development Commission, in Villa Ridge was awarded a $550,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Darin LaHood (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), and Rodney Davis (IL-13) renewed their demand for greater transparency of Illinois’ use of federal assistance. The delegation criticized Governor J.B.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a provision introduced by U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) to protect American workers from illegally traded foreign imports.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which will help strengthen America’s ports, locks, dams, and water infrastructure. The bill includes several provisions introduced by U.S.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced legislation to expand access to emergency funding for rural areas.

July 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12). John Shimkus (IL-15), and Rodney Davis (IL-13) today announced that the Madison County Transit (MCT) has been awarded a $12.5 million grant by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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