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Davis Statement on Sara Wojcicki Jimenez Appointment to 99th State House District

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today released the following statement after Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Springfield) was appointed to the 99th State House District: “As a person who has worked in the highest levels of state government, Sara has the experience needed to hit the ground running at this critical time,” said Davis. “And as the m...

Davis Votes to Put Americans’ Safety and Security First

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today voted for the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act to ensure comprehensive background checks are conducted on every refugee from Syria and Iraq seeking admittance into the United States. “Our first priority must be protecting the American people against possible terror...

Davis Announces Congressional App Challenge for High School Students

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced the Congressional App Challenge is now open for high school students throughout the 13th Congressional District. This initiative is to encourage student engagement in coding and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields. “Innovation and technology drive the succe...


Happy to attend the 63rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon today in Decatur. Our table was honored to host a foreign exchange student from Spain who is attending Millikin. Eva Euertes Mosella is majoring in Elementary Education. Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe was the Keynote Speaker “For This We Give Thanks”, always great seeing everyone.

Today I went on a Coal Tour of the 13th District to talk about the importance of Illinois coal and the impact federal regulations are having on the industry. I went underground in Shay Coal Mine No. 1 near Carlinville, met with United Mine Workers in Springfield, and then toured Abbott Power Plant, which powers the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thanks to Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson for showing us around. We need an all-of-the-above energy strategy that includes coal. I will continue to fight against harmful regulations coming from Washington that kill good-paying jobs and increase your energy bills.

Today is National Adoption Day, celebrating all those who have opened their homes to children in need and raising awareness about the importance of adoption. The Cunningham's of Edwardsville were featured on the House Republicans post to highlight adoption. Read their story and others from members of Congress across the country here -->


Davis Speaks in Support of EACH Act, Bill to Protect Religious Freedom

photo U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) speaks in support of H.R. 2061, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH) Act, his bill which exempts individuals who rely solely on a religious method of healing and whose acceptance of medical health services would be inconsistent with their religion from being forced to purchase health insurance or pay a tax penalty. H.R. 2061 passed the House with unanimous support on Sept. 28, 2015.