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Rep. Mike Bost

Representative from Illinois’s 12th District, Republican

Bost, a Republican, is the representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Photo of Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Bost.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bost has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bost is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Mike Bost sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bost sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (64%) Commerce (18%) Agriculture and Food (18%)

Recent Bills

Some of Bost’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bost’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 4901: Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act
Apr 29, 2016. Passed 224/181.
Nay H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
Nay H.R. 10: Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act
Oct 21, 2015. Passed 240/191.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jul 2017, Bost missed 62 of 1,763 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 6 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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