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Davis Statement on VA Expanding Choice Program Eligibility

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today released this statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officially changed the ruleclarifying that 40-miles from a medical facility refers to driving distance rather than “as the crow flies,” which is how the VA had been interpreting the lawregarding the Veterans Choice Program.Acc...

Davis Participates in “It’s On Us” Rally with VP Biden at University of Illinois

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today attended the “It’s On Us” rally with Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Illinois’ Champaign-Urbana campus. Davis was invited by Vice President Biden to speak at his event to highlight the “It’s On Us” campaign to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. The University of Illinois is the ...

Reps. Davis, Bustos Win Provision to Bring Fairness to Disaster Declaration Process in FEMA Reform Bill

U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that the committee has unanimously passed a bill to reauthorize and reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which includes Davis and Bustos’ provision to bring fairness to the federal...


Today ,the VA officially changed its rule clarifying that 40-miles from a medical facility refers to driving distance rather than “as the crow flies,” in order for veterans to qualify for private care. I am glad the VA has finally made this commonsense change so more veterans in my district can get the care they need without having to drive long distances. However, there are many reforms still needed within the VA to ensure timely access to care for veterans and I will continue to push the VA to see that these changes are implemented throughout Central and Southwestern Illinois. Learn more here: http://rodneydavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398651

Jessica Szohr on Gossip Girl calling my daughter Toryn from Air Force Two! Definitely made her day.

Proud to have joined Vice President Biden today at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to support the #ItsOnUs campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses. This is an issue that doesn't discriminate against Republicans or Democrats so we must come together - no matter our party affiliation - and do what we can to prevent sexual assault.


Rep. Davis Reads "The Names" By Billy Collins for Decatur Public Library "Poem A Day"

photo U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) reads "The Names" by Billy Collins for the Decatur Public Library's "Poem A Day" project to celebrate April as the National Poetry Month. Billy Collins was the nation's poet laureate in 2001 when terrorists attacked our nation on September 11th. One year later, he wrote this poem for the 2,977 victims of Sept. 11th and their survivors, and read it before a special joint session of Congress held in New York in 2002.