Davis Statement on 2020 Census Apportionment Results
U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) issued the following statement after the U.S. Census Bureau announced that Illinois would be losing one seat in its Congressional delegation due to the 2020 Census apportionment results:
“It’s unfortunate, yet unsurprising, that Illinois lost population over the past decade. Democrats continue to push corruption, tax hikes, and job-killing policies, which have only made our outmigration problems worse. Governor Pritzker has done nothing to stem the flow of families and has only made it worse by encouraging the tax-and-spend habits of the Democrats in the General Assembly. As state lawmakers determine the course for redistricting, I urge the Democrats to keep their word on supporting independent redistricting, particularly Governor Pritzker, who pledged to veto any partisan-drawn map. The politicians in charge should not be using the census to pick their own voters and protect their own power.”
Earlier this month, Rep. Davis joined State Reps. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) in Springfield to urge Gov. Pritzker to keep his word and veto a redistricting map drawn by lawmakers.