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Fifth-Hill group excited to hear Davis' office asking U.S. EPA to check site reports

The organizer of the Fifth and Hill neighborhood group said on Wednesday that she was excited to hear that U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' office has asked the EPA to make sure Ameren Illinois did everything it could do in its cleanup of the former site of a manufactured gas plant. What is now a field at the corner of Fifth and Hill streets in Ch...

Davis backs bill on hemp, cannabidiol oil

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, is co-sponsoring a bill that would remove therapeutic hemp and cannabidiol oil from the definition of marijuana, and allow it to be used to treat children and individuals with epilepsy. Davis is the fourth co-sponsor of HR 5226, introduced Monday by Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. "If one of my children suff...

Dept. of Homeland Security Awards Grant to Northern Piatt County Fire Protection District #1

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that the Northern Piatt County Fire Protection District #1 has been awarded a grant for operations and safety from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. “Firefighter grants from the Dept. of Homeland Security are highly sought after and therefore highly competitive,” said Davis. “Congratulati...


Having an issue with the Social Security Administration or Medicare? Come to my Seniors Resource Event in Decatur this coming Tuesday where representatives from these federal agencies, AARP and other state and local organizations will be on hand to help and provide more information about the services they offer. Share to invite other seniors in the 13th District!

This is a great example of the type of workforce training programs that will provide job seekers, of all ages, with the skills needed to compete in a 21st century economy. Proud of Richland Community College for leading the way in this area. Ensuring we don't forget this part of our workforce is important. Representative Joe Garcia and I recently introduced the Empowering Encore Entrepreneurs Act, which would help entrepreneurs over 50 start and grow their own business.

After everything we've learned with the NSA and the IRS, I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise that the CIA has admitted to spying on the Senate while a Senate committee was investigating the CIA's interrogation program.


Rep. Davis Honors the Life of Cynthia Dipert

photo U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) honors the life of his 2nd grad teacher, Cynthia Dipert of Taylorville, and thanks her for the impact she had on his life and the life of his children. Cynthia passed away on July 17, 2014.