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May 20, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL– U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Illinois, the Illinois Farm Bureau, and Illinois AgrAbility today announced a partnership to provide job opportunities for Illinois veterans. Farm Corps will pair furloughed or unemployed veterans with agricultural producers who have an immediate need for on-the-farm labor.

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May 19, 2020 Press Release

CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today applauded U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement of the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This program will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to American farmers and ranchers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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:

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In The News

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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