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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Federal Spending

Federal spending is out of control. The national debt has doubled over the last 10 years, from $10.6 trillion to $21 trillion. Paying interest on our debt alone will consume more and more of our annual budget until we get our spending in check, let alone the power it gives to the countries that own our debt. Our debt crisis is not due to the fact that Americans are taxed too little, it is due to the fact that Washington spends too much. We have to work to slash wasteful spending and consolidate or eliminate duplicative or unnecessary programs that are riddled with waste, fraud, and abuse. As a father of three, I do not want to leave the burden of our tremendous national debt on future generations. 

More on Federal Spending

March 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after a meeting with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young:
February 14, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Darin LaHood released the following statement after his vote against the appropriations package passed in the House tonight.
September 29, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) introduced legislation to reform Congress. Thirty-seven other members of Congress have already signed on in support.
July 5, 2016 In The News
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Darin LaHood discussed a wide range topics at a legislative break on a panel attended by adults 50 and older Thursday.