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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.

 

April 16, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s refusal to approve additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, a financial lifeline for small business struggling due to the coronavirus shutdown:

April 8, 2020 Press Release

O’FALLON, IL - U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that five health centers in Southern Illinois have received over $6.2 million in grants to help combat the spread of coronavirus. The grants were awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Center Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding program.

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April 1, 2020 Press Release

O’FALLON, IL- U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced two Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) totaling $3.9 million have been awarded to Madison and St. Clair counties to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

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