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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Education and Opportunity

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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.
August 11, 2017 In The News

CARBONDALE — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost has supported a trio of human trafficking bills that, if approved, would provide more resources for health departments and law enforcement agencies trying to tackle the problem.

August 8, 2017 In The News

CAIRO — During a visit to Cairo on Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that in his career as a physician, he often took on “very, very difficult cases” including people others had deemed too far gone to save. Through creative approaches, rare procedures, “and by the grace of God,” he sometimes was able to save their lives, he said.

August 7, 2017 In The News

CAIRO — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said the fact that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is traveling to Cairo on Tuesday to meet with public housing residents and community leaders in this beleaguered but optimistic city struggling with a housing crisis and longstanding economic woes speaks volumes about his character and leadership style.

July 30, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly's diverse district boasts some of the world's richest farmland, as well as Chicago neighborhoods and south suburbs where access to foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables is limited.

July 28, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Four federal legislators are once again pressing Housing and Urban Development’s investigatory arm to complete its review into what went wrong at the Alexander County Housing Authority.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost and Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth sent a letter to Helen Albert, the acting inspector general of the Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General asking her office to swiftly complete the investigation and make the results public.

July 27, 2017 In The News

Washington, DC –(ENEWSPF)–July 27, 2017.  U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (IL-02) and Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced bipartisan legislation that empowers farmers to help combat food deserts. The Feeding America through Farm Flexibility Act would enable farmers to grow fruits and vegetables on an additional five percent of their acreage without a crop insurance penalty, if the food is sold or donated to food deserts.

July 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost announced today that the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has awarded a $291,500 Workforce Training grant to Man-Tra-Con of Marion.