Rep. Rodney Davis to deliver weekly Republican address
By Chuck Raasch
Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, will give the weekly Republican address on Saturday.
His office announced Friday that Davis will speak from Springfield, Ill. The address is made available to radio stations around the country as a pairing with President Barack Obama's weekly address.
“My message will echo that of President Lincoln, 'government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,' " Davis said in a statement issued Friday by his office.
The 114th Congress opens next week, and one of the first pieces of legislation potentially taken up by the Republican majorities in the House and Senate will be a Davis-sponsored bill designed to encourage more hiring of military veterans.
The "Hire More Heroes Act" came from a constituent suggestion, Davis said. An explanation supplied by his office said the bill would encourage small businesses to "hire veterans by exempting veterans who already receive health insurance through the Department of Veterans Affairs or the VA from being counted toward the number of employees required by the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act."
Besides on radio stations that run the weekly feature, Davis's address will be available online at 5 a.m. CT Saturday on speaker.gov and GOP.gov.