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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Economy

Illinois has been in a jobs depression for almost two decades, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Illinois is home to the hardest workers I know—and I want to get the private sector working again so business can grow and hire more employees.

Our state and our nation needs a jobs revival, but the employment landscape won’t change if crippling policies do not. Washington continues to approach economic problems with the same failing answer: throw taxpayer dollars at ineffective programs. I believe it is the government’s responsibility to create an atmosphere where businesses can thrive. To get there, we need to cut overreaching regulations, eliminate burdensome mandates, and reform and simplify the tax code by closing loopholes and cutting rates. The government needs to step out of the way and let the American people drive innovation, open small businesses and expand existing businesses. That's the best way to grow the economy and create jobs. American history is testimony to that truth.

 

More on Economy

May 20, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), along with Mike Kelly (R-PA) and  Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act, which improves and enhances the federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC).
May 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) released the following statement today applauding the Trump Administration’s announcement lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum products from Canada and Mexico:
December 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 88, the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018, which included language from Congressman LaHood’s legislation, H.R. 5342 – the Improving Assistance for Taxpayers Act. Rep.
October 23, 2018 Op-Ed
In his pervasive opinion, in McCulloch v. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall penned the famous words, “The power to tax involves the power to destroy; that power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create.”
October 19, 2018 In The News
QUINCY -- U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood has pledged to see if there are federal funds to help with a boat dock if the community goes forward with the project. LaHood met with Mayor Kyle Moore on Wednesday on the Quincy riverfront to hear details of a dock at Clat Adams Park that would allow riverboats and other tourists to visit the city.
October 17, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after the Administration issued their intent to enter into three separate trade negotiations with Japan, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. 
October 11, 2018 Press Release
PEORIA, IL — Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) hosted a community roundtable with stakeholders across the hair care and beauty service industry yesterday to discuss his bipartisan legislation to update current law to provide equitable treatment and administrative relief to these small businesses.
September 28, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) and the U.S.
September 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) and the House Ways and Means Committee advanced three bills, known as Tax Reform 2.0, through Committee, furthering ef