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Davis Meets With FEMA Administrator, Urges Change to Disaster Declaration Process

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William Fugate regarding flaws in the disaster declaration process that punish small communities in larger populated states like Illinois. Davis requested the meeting after Illinois was denied again for federal disaster assistance t...

Davis Votes to Make it Easier for Farmers and Communities to Fight Zika

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) this week voted for H.R. 897, the Zika Vector Control Act, which eliminates duplicative permitting requirements for mosquito control, to help our farmers and communities fight the spread of the Zika Virus and other mosquito borne diseases. “This bill simply says that if the use of a pesticide is approved un...

Davis Meets with VA Under Secretary Shulkin

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today met with Veteran Affairs (VA) Under Secretary David Shulkin to discuss issues veterans are having with VA facilities throughout Central and Southwest Illinois. Specifically, Davis followed up on a letter he sent the VA concerning long hold times and 20 percent dropped call rates, down from 40 percent ...

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As we celebrate this #MemorialDay weekend with family and friends, let's take a moment to remember those who gave their lives in defense of freedom. Thank you to all our veterans, both fallen and those still among us, for your courage and sacrifice. #IL13 #veterans

Since the public portion of the site study was ignored by the NGA, my colleague Rep. Mike Bost hosted a forum today to hear the concerns folks have about the NGA's recommendation to locate the site in St. Louis instead of St. Clair County. I appreciated the offer to participate. I continue to work with Rep. Bost to ensure the NGA makes this decision with our country's national security in mind and with accurate information.

Today, I met with the administrator of FEMA to talk about the flaws in the disaster declaration process that punish small communities in larger populated states like Illinois. While I was encouraged by this meeting, communities in my district need a change now. That's why I'm putting pressure on the Senate to take up the House passed bill that would require FEMA to put greater weight on the localized impact of a storm, not just the population of the state. Read more about my meeting with Administrator Fugate →

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Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

photo The most recent faces of Illinois' 13th Congressional District who have given their lives in defense of freedom. Memorial Day, and everyday, we give thanks to the men and women who serve. Information provided by Illinois National Guard.

Davis Honors Service of POW/MIA on House Floor

photo U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) speaks in support of H.R. 1670, the National Prisoner of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Remembrance Act, which authorizes a commemorative chair with the National League of POW/MIA Families insignia to be placed in the U.S. Capitol in honor of the sacrifices made by these brave men and women in uniform.

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