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July 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $3.3 million grant to the Southern Illinois Airport Authority in Carbondale.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. of Representatives today approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes an amendment U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced to increase access to critical federal funding for small coastal and inland ports and terminals.

July 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Alexander County Housing Authority has received a $1.5 million emergency disaster grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to replace the sewer system and water supply lines at the Connell F. Smith apartment building in Cairo.

July 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Darin LaHood (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL-15), and Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement regarding the unprecedented developments in ongoing federal criminal investigations of Speaker Michael Madigan and Governor J.B. Pritzker:

July 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced the bipartisan Transition for Success Act with Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA), William Timmons (R-SC), Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), Greg Murphy (R-NC), and Max Rose (D-NY).

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July 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) authored a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt requesting the National Park Service (NPS) conduct a study of the historical significance of sites in Prairie du Rocher for possible recognition as a National Historic Park.

July 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced legislation to expand VA home loan benefits to National Guard and Army Reserve members who have been activated by governors under orders authorized by Title 32 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, recent civil disturbances, and natural disasters.

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June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) today introduced bipartisan legislation to increase access to critical federal funding for inland ports, terminals, and waterways.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted against the House Democrats' police reform bill. Bost instead cosponsored the JUSTICE Act, patterned after legislation recently introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in the Senate.

June 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced legislation to provide greater flexibility for veterans to receive disability exams. Bost’s bill would allow certain specialty health care providers to conduct disability exams across state lines.

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April 17, 2017 In The News

"My anger is with that housing authority, and the blatant abuse of those positions," Bost said. "Abuse to the point that there are pending investigations."

Bost said he expects someone, or several people, in Alexander County to be held accountable for the deplorable conditions of the complexes. 

April 13, 2017 In The News

When most politicians knock on doors, it’s usually to deliver a message to voters. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, instead delivered some meals Wednesday, volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program administered by Senior Services Plus. Bost was in Alton helping take the meals to some of the program’s roughly 420 customers.

April 12, 2017 In The News

Congressman Mike Bost gave a glimmer of hope to Franklin County officials yesterday afternoon.

Bost joined about two dozen Franklin County leaders at Benton's Franklin Hospital yesterday to get updates on local economic development and answer questions about federal funding.

April 9, 2017 In The News

As a grandfather of 11, I naturally want to leave my grandchildren with clean air and clean water, which is why I am committed to finding a balance between reasonable environmental regulation and economic prosperity.

April 8, 2017 In The News

“We have seen the harm that unfair and illegal trade practices have done to our steel industry—most recently with the idling of Granite City Works in Madison County,” said Rep. Bost.

April 7, 2017 In The News

I am proud to see the name of my U.S. Representative, Congressman Mike Bost, on a bipartisan letter to his colleagues in the House of Representatives to support the global response to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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March 30, 2017 In The News

We appreciate that Mike Bost, our Republican congressman from Murphysboro, has been strongly behind the Miners Protection Act, and that he has said he wants Congress to address the bankruptcy rules that allow companies to abdicate their responsibility to retirees.

March 17, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep Mike Bost has created an online forum to gather feedback regarding the Affordable Care Act.

The Republican congressman from Murphysboro announced the online initiative in a news release on Friday titled, "Bost wants 'Your story' on Health Care Reform."

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March 15, 2017 In The News

As U.S. Rep. Mike Bost began speaking to constituents who signed up to receive a phone call from him Wednesday night, he said he wanted to hear whether people agreed with him or not.

“I don’t shy away from tough questions,” Bost said. “I’ll take as many challenging questions” during the hourlong telephone town hall.

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