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July 1, 2019 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) grant of $3.5 million was awarded to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The HHS grant will support SIU’s Head Start program, which promotes early learning for income eligible families with preschool age children in Jackson and Williamson counties.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected Alexander County as one of 47 jurisdictions nationwide to participate in a rural economic development program.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) applauded today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s decision to allow farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres to hay, graze, or chop those fields in by September 1st this year, rather than November 1st.

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The House of Representatives today unanimously approved an amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) that will better help protect domestic manufacturers and workers from illegally dumped steel and other subsidized foreign imports.  The amendment increases funding for trade Enforcement and Compliance at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— The House of Representatives today unanimously approved an appropriations amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) that ensures increased opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses to compete for grants and contracts from the U.S. State Department.

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

O’Fallon, IL — U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Mike Bost (R-Ill.) today applauded the federal grant announced for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA). TRRA has received a $28.8 million U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Consolidated Railroad Safety and Infrastructure (CRISI) Grant to replace the main span girders on the MacArthur Bridge.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost voted today against legislation that would provide a special pathway to citizenship for those who immigrated to America illegally. The House Democrats’ plan, called the American Dream and Promise Act, would offer no provisions for additional border enforcement and cost taxpayers an estimated $34.6 billion.

May 28, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced seven federal grants to allow local governments and law enforcement to better serve their communities across Southern Illinois. USDA Rural Development forges partnerships with rural communities, funding projects that bring housing, community facilities, business guarantees, utilities and other services to rural America.

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