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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced a boost in funding for Jefferson County’s high-speed broadband infrastructure through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Pilot Program. The $12.8 million in investment in the Wabash Telephone Cooperative will also benefit residents in neighboring Wayne County.

November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved three amendments to the SAFER Pipelines Act offered by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12).

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November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced a $212,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program for the Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc. in Cairo.

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November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) today introduced the bipartisan World War II Pacific War Heroes Congressional Gold Medal Act to award Congress’ highest civilian honor to American prisoners of war who fought Imperial Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

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November 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced a nearly $14 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) program for the Southern Illinois Multimodal Station (SIMMS) project, a new transportation center in downtown Carbondale.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reform hiring for human resources positions at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities.

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October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after voting against Speaker Pelosi’s resolution to establish the procedures for the impeachment inquiry into the president:

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Human Services Center of Southern Metro East was awarded a $125,000 grant through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.

October 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today announced that two Southern Illinois hospitals will participate in the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development – Technical Assistance Program (DRCHSD).

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October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today announced over $340,000 in a new DRA investment to strengthen Southern Illinois’ infrastructure, economy, and create jobs.

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November 14, 2019 In The News

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In Du Quoin, the keynoter was U.S. Marine and congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro, who took the podium to the rousing strains of the Marine's Hymn.

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November 10, 2019 In The News

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November 4, 2019 In The News

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is "severely" short of nurses, psychiatrists, police and human resources staff.

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October 23, 2019 In The News

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October 10, 2019 In The News

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October 2, 2019 In The News

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September 30, 2019 In The News

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September 26, 2019 In The News

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A group of congressmen from central Illinois are urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review the closures of four coal-fired power plants in Illinois.

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September 18, 2019 In The News

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September 17, 2019 In The News

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DECATUR, Ill. — Questions about trade and tariffs, biofuels and livestock disease prevention dominated the 2019 Farm Progress Show ag policy forum.

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