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September 14, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced over $830,000 in federal grants for East St. Louis, Jefferson County, and Franklin County schools to strengthen security in the classroom.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), and John Shimkus (IL-15) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $20.84 million BUILD grant to America’s Central Port District in Granite City. The grant will be used to fund several projects to improve infrastructure at ports in the St. Louis region.

September 9, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded grants totaling over $3.2 million to St. Clair and Madison counties. This funding is part of the Community Development Block Grant program that was implemented by the CARES Act.

September 8, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $2.5 million grant to America’s Central Port District in Granite City. This funding will be used to make storage-based infrastructure improvements to increase the port’s capacity to handle freight and boost export opportunities.

September 3, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $200,000 grant to Rural Health, Inc. in Anna. This funding, awarded through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, will be used to increase response planning to combat the opioid epidemic in Southern Illinois.

September 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs better identify veterans facing higher mental health risks.

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August 28, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced the Department of Transportation has awarded a grant totaling over $4.7 million to MidAmerica Airport in St. Clair County. The funds, awarded through the FAA Airport Improvement Program, will be used to expand the terminal building.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a series of grants totaling over $960,000 to health centers across Southern Illinois through their Health Center Cluster funding program. These discretionary funds will be used to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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August 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve access to affordable housing programs for volunteer firefighters and first responders. The Volunteer First Responder Housing Act would expand access to the U.S.

August 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today cosponsored H.R. 7632, the Defund Cities that Defund the Police Act. The legislation prevents cities that disband or defund local law enforcement from receiving certain Economic Development Assistance Program funding and Community Development Block Grants.

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July 15, 2017 In The News

So members of a group called Indivisible, formed by Democratic Party insiders, can’t understand why our local Republican congressmen don’t want to be their punching bags.

July 14, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. / CAIRO, Ill. (KMOX) — 42 Department of Housing and Urban Development inspectors have been fired due in part to ongoing public housing problems in Cairo, Illinois.

July 13, 2017 In The News

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost met Thursday with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to discuss the ongoing housing crisis in Cairo.

July 10, 2017 In The News

Mascoutah schools will again be able to receive about $4 million in federal aid annually after being ineligible for the last two years, according to a news release.

June 26, 2017 In The News

A southern Illinois congressman wants to help ease the transition of Cairo residents and other Americans who have been displaced from a public housing authority to a new location.

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June 25, 2017 In The News

Charles “Chas” Karidis, of Madison County, had dreams of being a husband and father, and making his mark on the world. He wanted to be a good role model for his younger brother, Niko. Sadly, these aspirations came to an end in November 2013 when Chas’ mom, Kari, received a phone call that no parent wants to receive.

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June 25, 2017 In The News

Charles “Chas” Karidis, of Madison County, had dreams of being a husband and father, and making his mark on the world. He wanted to be a good role model for his younger brother, Niko. Sadly, these aspirations came to an end in November 2013 when Chas’ mom, Kari, received a phone call that no parent wants to receive.

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June 23, 2017 In The News

“Increasing the availability of Naloxone for our first responders will save lives, giving a mother, father, son or daughter a new opportunity for recovery,” U.S. Rep. Mike Bost wrote in a statement. Bost, R-Murphysboro, was a sponsor of the bill to make the money available.

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June 16, 2017 In The News

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, we went Behind the Headlinesand the headlines this week reached all the way from Alexandria, Virginia, to Belleville, Illinois.

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