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July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which will help strengthen America’s ports, locks, dams, and water infrastructure. The bill includes several provisions introduced by U.S.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced legislation to expand access to emergency funding for rural areas.

July 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12). John Shimkus (IL-15), and Rodney Davis (IL-13) today announced that the Madison County Transit (MCT) has been awarded a $12.5 million grant by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

July 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $3.3 million grant to the Southern Illinois Airport Authority in Carbondale.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. of Representatives today approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes an amendment U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced to increase access to critical federal funding for small coastal and inland ports and terminals.

July 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Alexander County Housing Authority has received a $1.5 million emergency disaster grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to replace the sewer system and water supply lines at the Connell F. Smith apartment building in Cairo.

July 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Darin LaHood (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL-15), and Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement regarding the unprecedented developments in ongoing federal criminal investigations of Speaker Michael Madigan and Governor J.B. Pritzker:

July 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced the bipartisan Transition for Success Act with Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA), William Timmons (R-SC), Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), Greg Murphy (R-NC), and Max Rose (D-NY).

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July 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) authored a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt requesting the National Park Service (NPS) conduct a study of the historical significance of sites in Prairie du Rocher for possible recognition as a National Historic Park.

July 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced legislation to expand VA home loan benefits to National Guard and Army Reserve members who have been activated by governors under orders authorized by Title 32 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, recent civil disturbances, and natural disasters.

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