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August 27, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a series of grants totaling over $960,000 to health centers across Southern Illinois through their Health Center Cluster funding program. These discretionary funds will be used to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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August 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve access to affordable housing programs for volunteer firefighters and first responders. The Volunteer First Responder Housing Act would expand access to the U.S.

August 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today cosponsored H.R. 7632, the Defund Cities that Defund the Police Act. The legislation prevents cities that disband or defund local law enforcement from receiving certain Economic Development Assistance Program funding and Community Development Block Grants.

August 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted to fund the U.S. Postal Service with an additional $25 billion to manage challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated surge in votes by mail in the upcoming presidential election.

August 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced the Access to Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, a bipartisan bill to expand access to VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators for veterans. The bill would require every VA Medical Center to have at least one Suicide Prevention Coordinator on staff and available to help local veterans.

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August 14, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $279,000 grant to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. This grant will fund the Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biology Departments’ project to research novel mechanisms in DNA mismatch repair.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Southern Five Regional Planning District and Development Commission in Ullin and the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Commission in Fairview Heights were awarded CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Southern Five Regional Planning District and Development Commission, in Villa Ridge was awarded a $550,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Darin LaHood (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), and Rodney Davis (IL-13) renewed their demand for greater transparency of Illinois’ use of federal assistance. The delegation criticized Governor J.B.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a provision introduced by U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) to protect American workers from illegally traded foreign imports.

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