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May 20, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL– U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Illinois, the Illinois Farm Bureau, and Illinois AgrAbility today announced a partnership to provide job opportunities for Illinois veterans. Farm Corps will pair furloughed or unemployed veterans with agricultural producers who have an immediate need for on-the-farm labor.

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May 19, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today applauded U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement of the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This program will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to American farmers and ranchers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after voting against Speaker Pelosi’s new coronavirus legislation, which included a change to House rules to allow members to vote remotely:

May 8, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded over $3.6 million to five Southern Illinois health centers to purchase and provide testing for COVID-19.

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May 1, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded over $4 million in grants to 15 Southern Illinois housing authorities.

April 30, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded over $8 million in grants to two Southern Illinois airports. Both MidAmerica Airport and Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois will receive economic relief grants through the CARES Act.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted to provide an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides small businesses a critical financial lifeline during the coronavirus shutdown.  The original allotment of funds for the program was exhausted last week.

 

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