Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with special guest U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL), Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and Member of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for a timely commemoration of Veterans Day 2021 and the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Congressman Bost shares about principled efforts to bring greater accountability and transparency on the Veterans Administration (VA) as veterans await healthcare cost reimbursements.
Congressman Bost also address the Biden Administration's chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and the on-going efforts to rescue Americans and Afghan nationals who risked their lives to help the United States military. On economic front, we discuss the serious concerns of the highest inflation in three decades, the skyrocketing price of food, energy and gas, and discussing the importance of advancing pro-growth solutions.
Congressman Bost's commentary addresses the urgency to help veterans who were exposed to dangerous chemicals from open-air burns pits:
Burn Pits Cannot be the Next Agent Orange | The Ripon Forum
"I refuse to let burn pits be the next Agent Orange." — Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
The Washington Times: Wholesale prices hit record highs as inflation soars
“Wholesale prices at the end of October surged by 8.6% since October 2020, the highest year-over-year increase recorded by the federal government since it began tracking the data in 2010, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.The report is bad news for consumers struggling with sticker shock as prices climb. It suggests that a high inflation rate is here to stay for a while despite the Biden administration’s insistence that it is temporary.”
Bio: U.S. Congressman Mike Bost
Rep. Mike Bost is proud to represent the 12 counties of Illinois’ 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sworn into office on January 6, 2015, Mike is continuing the fight for our Southern Illinois’ values in Washington – a fight he began in U.S. military, then as a first responder, a local job creator, and a state representative.
In the 117th Congress, Rep. Bost serves on two key committees: Veterans’ Affairs, and Transportation & Infrastructure. On the Veterans' Affairs Committee he serves as the Ranking Member, the top Republican on the Committee.
Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Bost served for two decades in the Illinois House of Representatives, rising to the leadership position of House Republican Caucus Chair.
Rep. Bost also served as a firefighter for the Murphysboro Fire Department. He graduated from the University of Illinois' Certified Firefighter II Academy in 1993 and continued to serve the Murphysboro Fire Department during his six terms as state representative. Prior to that, Rep. Bost worked for 13 years at Bost Trucking Service, first as a driver and then for 10 years as a truck manager.
Rep. Bost is a lifelong resident of Murphysboro. He graduated from Murphysboro High School in 1979.
After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving his country from 1979 to 1982. He was trained as an electronic specialist and radar repairman and received an honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4.
In addition to his duties as a Member of Congress, Rep. Bost is very active in his church and community. Rep. Bost and his wife, Tracy, own and operate a small business – the White House Salon – in Murphysboro.
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