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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...

Rep. Davis Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that Sarah Ginnard, a student at Hillsboro High School, was selected as the winner of this year’s 13th District Congressional Art Competition. Ginnard’s submission, “Requiem of the American Dream”, was selected by judges Larry Kanfer of Champaign’s Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery and Jerry ...

Reps. Davis, Bost Call on VA to Close Choice Program Loophole

U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Mike Bost (R-Ill.) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urging VA Secretary Robert McDonald to enhance veteran’s heath care by closing a loophole that denies veterans access to the Veterans Choice Program. Specifically, the letter asks the VA to clarify that a ‘medical fa...


Today I met with Japhet Rivera, director of the Illiana Health Care System, and staff at the Springfield VA Outpatient Clinic to discuss ways to address issues within the system and improve veterans’ access to health care. I also had the opportunity to meet Paul, a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy, and thank him for his service.

Had fun visiting government classes at Lanphier High School today. Excited to be an honorary member of the John Marshall Club!

Great visit this morning with state legislators who represent areas in the 13th congressional district. We discussed ways we can work together on issues like transportation, education, and reforming FEMA.


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.