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March 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) recently introduced the Toxic Exposures in the American Military (TEAM) Act, which will improve access to care and benefits for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances in the military.

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March 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Robin Kelly (D-IL) today introduced the Beginning Agriculturist Lifetime Employment (BALE) Act. This bipartisan legislation will help ensure that agricultural producers – especially those just getting started – have access to credit to expand or diversify their operations.

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March 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL), Tracey Mann (R-KS), and Chris Pappas (D-NH) recently introduced the VA Supply Chain Resiliency Act. The legislation would include the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the Warstopper program, a proven best practice which has helped the Department of Defense (DoD) respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants totaling over $17.8 million to four Southern Illinois health centers through their Health Center Cluster funding program. These discretionary funds will be used for general health center operations.

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March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), landmark legislation strengthening protections for women facing domestic violence or sexual assault.

March 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced the Rural Education Investment Act to combat inadequate funding and teacher shortages in rural schools. The bipartisan legislation requires the U.S.

March 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded over $1.6 million to MidAmerica Airport for costs associated with COVID-19 safety and sanitation.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

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

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September 26, 2019 In The News

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A group of congressmen from central Illinois are urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review the closures of four coal-fired power plants in Illinois.

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September 18, 2019 In The News

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September 17, 2019 In The News

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DECATUR, Ill. — Questions about trade and tariffs, biofuels and livestock disease prevention dominated the 2019 Farm Progress Show ag policy forum.

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September 13, 2019 In The News

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ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Representative Mike Bost continued to push for federal funding for the Len Small Levee. 

September 12, 2019 In The News

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Seven Illinois counties, including Union County, will receive emergency federal funding to help repair roads and bridges damaged during the 2019 flood.

September 6, 2019 In The News

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LEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - U.S. Representative Mike Bost introduced legislation on Tuesday, July 23 aimed at protecting inland waterway navigation and help rebuild the Len Small Levee.

September 6, 2019 In The News

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U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, plans to introduce a resolution this week to honor the “historic, cultural and political significance” of the 13-star Betsy Ross Flag.

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