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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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June 6, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a $2.2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award made to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The funding will improve educational practices of STEM teacher leaders through engaging activities, targeted mentoring, and a partnership with the Science Center of Carbondale.
May 31, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) hosted a school safety summit Wednesday with teachers, education professionals, online safety experts, law enforcement, and school resource officers to discuss ways to keep kids safe in and out of the classroom. Bost provided an update on current legislative efforts to curb school violence, protect children online, and combat drug addiction among minors.
April 27, 2018 Press Release
The House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation by a vote of 393 to 13 that reforms the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), strengthens passenger protections, and improves America’s long-term stability and competitiveness. Included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4) were Bost’s amendments directing the Department of Transportation to better comply with “Buy America” requirements and encouraging colleges and universities to partner with aviation companies to promote careers in the industry.
April 6, 2018 Press Release
United States Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) along with Illinois State Senator Paul Schimpf (IL-58), State Senator Dale Fowler (IL-59), Representative Terri Bryant (IL-115), Representative Dave Severin (IL-117), and Representative Natalie Phelps-Finnie (IL-118) urged caution regarding a recent proposal to swiftly move more than $5 million in funds from Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale (SIUC) campus and divert the money to the University’s Edwardsville campus.
March 23, 2018 Press Release
Today, a bipartisan proposal focused on improving school safety introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) was signed into law by President Donald Trump as part of the omnibus spending bill. The legislation will help schools acquire panic buttons, offering a more immediate method of notifying law enforcement and first responders in cases of classroom violence, medical emergency, or natural disaster.
March 23, 2018 Press Release
Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, “16” by Reed Abster of Marion High School. Selected by an independent panel of local judges, Reed’s artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.
March 14, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congress passed a bipartisan proposal introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) to help schools acquire and install panic buttons for alerting law enforcement to incidents of classroom violence.
January 29, 2018 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) is pleased to invite all high school students from Illinois’ 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability.
January 17, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Securing Our Schools (SOS) Act establishing a pilot program through the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make panic buttons more available to local school systems. The legislation is supported by the National Sheriffs Association and the National Education Association.
September 28, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) voted to reauthorize an evidence-based, fully paid-for, program that strengthens and improves home visiting services for families in at-risk communities. The House-passed Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (H.R. 2824) reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program for five years.