Rep. Don Bacon on Main Street’s School Safety Initiatives

Listen: Rep. Don Bacon on "Mornings on the Mall"

This morning on WMAL "Mornings on the Mall," Main Street's Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) highlighted his support for the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 and discussed the different ways that Congress can improve the safety of our nation's schools.

Highlights

•    Congress will vote TODAY on a bill that aims to fill in a piece of the puzzle when it comes to school safety in the wake of the Parkland and other school shootings.


•    U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Chairman of the Republican Main Street Caucus, has announced the caucus’ support of U.S. Rep. John Rutherford’s (R-Fla.) bill (H.R. 4909) to increase school safety, which is expected to be considered on the House floor next week. Rutherford is a member of Main Street, a group of 75 members of Congress dedicated to pragmatic governing. Chairman Davis also shared his support for additional school safety measures being prioritized by members of the caucus.


•    The caucus also announced the formation of a School Safety Working Group, led by U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.). Under Bacon’s leadership, the caucus will continue to push for the priorities and legislation such as: Providing immediate funding for the Secure Our Schools grant program.


•    Chairman Davis is leading a bipartisan letter requesting $150 million, more than nine times the amount that has ever been appropriated, for Secure Our Schools grants to be included in this year’s funding bill that must be passed by March 24th.