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Davis to Host Service Academy Night

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced he will be hosting an Academy Night on October 20th in Urbana, IL to give junior high and high school students an opportunity to learn more about Federal Service Academies. The Academy Night will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 6:00pm at the Urbana Armory, 600 E. University Ave., Urbana...

U of I Dean and Ag Professor Chosen for EPA Ag Science Committee

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that Dr. George Czapar, Associate Dean and Director of University Extension and Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, was chosen to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee...

House Passes Water Resources Reauthorization Bill

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced the House passed H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which includes Davis’ provision to study the benefits of removing the Army Corps of Engineers from managing the Inland Waterway Trust Fund. Authorized projects continue to wait years for implementation, including seven ...


I was proud to host an opioid and heroin panel discussion with more than 40 healthcare and addiction professionals, first responders, and community leaders from my district today. We had a great discussion about the epidemic and the best ways to combat it. Thanks to all the panelists and State Representative Avery Bourne for participating and being engaged with this crucial issue.

Tomorrow is National Drug Take-Back Day where the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) sets up locations in local communities throughout the U.S. so people can safely discard of their unused prescription drugs but residents in Decatur have the opportunity year-round thanks to Walgreens safe medication disposal kiosk. This is an important part of prescription drug abuse prevention. Overprescribing of pain killers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and codeine has contributed to the increase in opioid addiction and overdose deaths in Macon County and other #IL13 communities. In July, Congress passed a law, CARA, to help our states, law enforcement, and health providers fight and treat this epidemic by clarifying guidelines for physician oversight, reforming drug treatment programs, and increasing training for first responders but we need your help too. Gather your unused prescriptions and find a take-back location near you to safely discard of these drugs so they don't end up in the wrong hands.

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to tour Selvaggio Steel and meet with employees at the facility. American-made steel is one of our highest-quality domestic products, and I'm proud to support this industry and the quality jobs it creates. Thanks to Mark and Tony Selvaggio for the tour.


Davis Speaks in Support of Reauthorizing WRDA

photo U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) speaks in support of reauthorizing the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). Highlights the importance of his provision in the bill, which requires a study analyzing alternative models of managing the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.