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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Education and Opportunity

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September 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced he is accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the U.S. military academies.

June 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Mike Bost, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced today that he is accepting applications through the Wounded Warrior Program for a Veterans Outreach Coordinator in his Belleville District Office.  Applicants must have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating and fewer than 20 years of service. 

May 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Tuesday night, the House of Representatives passed an amendment by Rep. Mike Bost that secured additional Impact Aid Program funding for the Mascoutah School District.  The amendment helps address the district’s loss of eligibility for heavily impacted aid, a program that funds schools on federal property with large numbers of military children.

March 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the “Southern Illinois Energy Scholarships” program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

January 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) released the list of 23 Southern Illinois students that he has nominated to four United States service academies—the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.  Congressional nomination is the first step in a process toward the students’ acceptance into a military academy.