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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.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today supported the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide relief to families, small businesses, and hospitals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The bill provides direct payments of $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for couples, and $500 per child.

March 14, 2020 Press Release

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September 1, 2016 In The News

“This is a significant investment in an important hub of transportation for many thousands of residents and military personnel in and around the Metro East,” Bost said. “This grant provides necessary funding for critical upgrades at MidAmerica.

September 1, 2016 In The News

Local officials were pleased to hear of a recent decision to place tariffs on steel imports, but the real key will be when — or if — the U.S. Steel-Granite City Works reopens, they said.  The U.S.

September 1, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, whose district includes Scott, made it clear he opposes a new BRAC even getting started.  “I voted to prevent any new round of BRAC from moving forward; but it’s going to take continued vigilance to ensure Scott, its mission, and our military personnel are protected in the future,” Bost said in a statement.  Kern isn’t taking the future of Scott for granted.

August 17, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, whose district includes Scott, made it clear he opposes a new BRAC even getting started.  “I voted to prevent any new round of BRAC from moving forward; but it’s going to take continued vigilance to ensure Scott, its mission, and our military personnel are protected in the future,” Bost said in a statement.

August 15, 2016 In The News

Congressman Mike Bost, State Representative Terri Bryant and State Senator Gary Forby were in attendance. Forby says community health centers will continue to suffer as long as Illinois operates without a full-year spending plan.  "The last year, we didn't have a budget. No matter what we do, whoever it is, we have to have a budget.

August 15, 2016 In The News

“When we lose one of our brave heroes who died defending our freedoms, it impacts us all. Over the weekend, Southern Illinois lost a true patriot when Army Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur gave his life in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. Tracy's and my prayers go out to his wife and two small children after the tragic loss of this 36 year old.

June 13, 2016 In The News

The thought of roaches and other insects crawling across kitchen countertops where our veterans eat their meals is the stuff of horror movies,” Bost said.  “It’s unacceptable and a slap in the face to our heroes that they could be subjected to substandard eating conditions that would never be tolerated in a private sector hospital.

June 9, 2016 In The News

"NGA’s final verdict is as disappointing as the methods they used to achieve it.  It appears that this result was baked in long ago, despite nearly every objective metric being in St. Clair County’s favor.  I’m currently reviewing NGA’s Record of Decision and the justifications they used for a process that has yielded far more questions than answers from the very beginning, " Rep.

May 25, 2016 In The News

Rep. Mike Bost announced he will be hosting a free, public forum for residents to raise questions and concerns about the placement of the headquarters. The forum will start at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, at the Katy Cavins Community Center, 308 East 5th Street in O’Fallon.

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