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April 6, 2021 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Marion for engineering design and development of medium caliber ammunition. General Dynamics will split the $48.6 million contract with Alliant Techsystems Operations in Minnesota.

April 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) today introduced the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act, which would increase cyber safety among veterans. The bill would direct VA to conduct a communications and outreach campaign to educate veterans about cyber risks.

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March 30, 2021 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $2.8 million for the Southern Seven Health Department in Ullin.

March 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Angie Craig (D-MN) today introduced H.R.2187, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, which would improve highway safety by addressing a critical shortage in available parking for semis and large commercial trucks.

March 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) recently introduced the Toxic Exposures in the American Military (TEAM) Act, which will improve access to care and benefits for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances in the military.

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March 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Robin Kelly (D-IL) today introduced the Beginning Agriculturist Lifetime Employment (BALE) Act. This bipartisan legislation will help ensure that agricultural producers – especially those just getting started – have access to credit to expand or diversify their operations.

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March 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL), Tracey Mann (R-KS), and Chris Pappas (D-NH) recently introduced the VA Supply Chain Resiliency Act. The legislation would include the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the Warstopper program, a proven best practice which has helped the Department of Defense (DoD) respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants totaling over $17.8 million to four Southern Illinois health centers through their Health Center Cluster funding program. These discretionary funds will be used for general health center operations.

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