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Davis Provision to Make Flying More Family-Friendly Included in House FAA Bill

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that his provision to help make flying more family-friendly was included in the bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which was released by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today. Davis’ provision would require airline carriers to notify passenge...

Davis, Nadler to Advocate for More Family-friendly Policies in Upcoming FAA Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, are working to include language in the upcoming reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that would make it easier for families to fly together. Last year, Davis and Nadler in...

Rep. Davis Nominates 10 Students to Military Academies

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that he has nominated 10 local students for admittance to the U.S. military academies. The nominations for these students were made following an application and interview process. Final determination on admission is made by the individual academies. “As a Member of Congress, I have the privi...

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This morning, I joined Speaker Paul Ryan and the House leadership team to talk about the president's budget that never balances, raises taxes by $3.4 trillion, increases spending by $2.5 trillion, and includes an oil tax that will raise gas prices by 24 cents per gallon. And later today, President Obama will speak to the Illinois General Assembly where members of his party have used all of these tactics in the past to make Illinois have the second slowest growth in income and the fourth highest in tax revenue but still be billions in debt. Americans deserve a budget that balances, that addresses the true drivers of our debt, and a budget that allows people to keep more of what they earn. That's what Republicans in Congress, like we have in years past, will put forth in the coming days and weeks.

I was proud to have more than 75 students, parents, and members of the community attend last night's Human Trafficking Student Summit at Edwardsville High School. Human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing criminal enterprise, and it impacts more than 20 million victims worldwide. It is crucial to raise awareness, identify risk factors, and develop practices for human trafficking prevention. Thanks to Lindsey Ellis from The Covering House and Derek Velazco for being on the panel, and to Dr. Cramsey and Edwardsville High School for hosting the event.

I appreciated the opportunity to visit the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program and meet the new class. The VCP allows veterans to build on their military training to develop new skills to transition to life as a civilian. I'm proud to have supported legislation with Rep. Grace Napolitano that allows the VCP to carry out the Corps' curatorial duties with artifacts.

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Davis Hopes to Hear a Strong Commander in Chief During Tonight’s Address

photo U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) speaks about what he would like to hear from President Obama during his final State of the Union address tonight: First and foremost, a plan to keep Americans safe. Davis also speaks about his State of the Union guest, Kimberly Wade of Jerseyville, whose eight-year-old son Jonny passed away from brain cancer this past Christmas Eve. Davis has sent a “Team Jonny” wristband to every member of the House to wear during tonight’s address and to raise awareness about pediatric cancer research.

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