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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois



LaHood Speaks on IRS Reform Bill

Apr 9, 2019

Rep. LaHood went to the House floor to support the Taxpayer First Act during debate.

LaHood Speaks on BRIDGE for Workers Act

Apr 9, 2019

Rep. LaHood went to the House floor during debate to voice his support for the BRIDGE for Workers Act

LaHood Discusses Trip to China on Trade

Apr 5, 2019

Rep. LaHood sat down with Eugene Daniel to discuss his recent trip to China.

Rep. LaHood Discusses Tax Credit Extensions at Committee on Ways and Means Hearing

Mar 13, 2019

Rep. LaHood Discusses Tax Credit Extensions at Committee on Ways and Means Hearing

Rep. LaHood Questions the National Tax Payer Advocate

Mar 7, 2019

Rep. LaHood Questions the National Tax Payer Advocate at the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight hearing.

Rep. LaHood Speaks at Floor Debate on H.R. 1

Mar 7, 2019

Rep. LaHood Speaks at Floor Debate on H.R. 1

Rep. LaHood Speaks at Ways and Means Hearing on Infrastructure

Mar 7, 2019

Rep. LaHood questions business leaders on the importance of infrastructure to central and west-central Illinois.

Rep. LaHood recognized Eureka College's men's basketball championship

Feb 28, 2019

Congressman Darin LaHood congratulates the Eureka College Men's Basketball team on their SLIAC Tournament win.

Rep. LaHood Questions U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

Feb 27, 2019

During the Ways and Means Committee hearing, Congressman Darin LaHood questioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on trade between U.S. and China.

Rep. LaHood Defends Life on the House Floor

Feb 13, 2019

Rep. LaHood joined his colleagues to speak out against the recent push by states for extreme abortion policies.

LaHood Speaks About the Fight to End Alzheimer's

Feb 8, 2019

Rep. LaHood went to the House Floor to raise awareness and talk about the fight to end Alzheimer's. He will Co-Chair the Alzheimer's Working Group in the 116th Congress.

LaHood Recognizes National Trafficking Awareness Month

Jan 16, 2019

Rep. LaHood went to the U.S. House floor to recognize National Trafficking Awareness Month.

LaHood Honors Fallen Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White

Jan 11, 2019

Rep. LaHood held a moment of silence on the House floor to honor Peoria native and Deputy U.S Marshal Chase White. In November, Chase was tragically killed serving a warrant in Arizona.

A Look Back at 2018

Dec 31, 2018

LaHood Speaks at Debate on H.R 88

Dec 20, 2018

Rep. LaHood went to the House floor on 12/20 for debate on H.R. 88, which includes his legislation, H.R. 5342 the Improving Assistance for Taxpayers Act.

LaHood Holds Moment of Silence on House Floor to Honor Corporal Daniel Baker

Dec 13, 2018

U.S. Representative Darin LaHood went to the House Floor on Thursday morning to hold a moment of silence in memory Corporal Daniel Baker

LaHood Questions US Ambassador Jeffery

Nov 29, 2018

Representative LaHood joined the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa to address numerous issues including the Syrian refuge crisis in Lebanon and the impact on the region.

LaHood Speaks on Legislation to Honor Joshua Rodgers

Nov 29, 2018

Representative LaHood went to the House floor on 11/29 to talk about his legislation to honor fallen Army Ranger Joshua Rodgers.

Rep. LaHood Recognizes John Eck Sr.

Nov 15, 2018

Rep. LaHood speaks on the House floor to recognize John Eck Sr. on receiving the State Journal Register First Citizen Award.

Rep. LaHood Tip Tax Credit Roundtable on WMBD

Oct 11, 2018

Rep. LaHood holds tip tax credit roundtable. WMBD 10/10/2018

April 18, 2019 Press Release
PEORIA, IL — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement today following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation in collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
April 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood introduced H.R. 2314, the bipartisan Nuclear Powers America Act of 2019. Given the economic challenges facing nuclear energy, the bill will provide an investment tax credit (ITC) for continued capital investment in existing nuclear plants.
April 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) joined seven Members of Congress this week to introduce H.R. 2207, the Medical Innovation Act of 2019.
April 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) voted against the Democrats’ so-called “Save the Internet” Act, which would hand control of the internet over to a panel of five unelected bureaucrats, stunt future innovation, open the door to taxation of the internet, and significantly reduce and delay broadband expansion into rural communities. Rep.


February 22, 2019 In The News
QUINCY -- Farmers are sometimes called "eternal optimists," and the discourse between U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood and members of the Adams County Farm Bureau on Thursday bore that out.
February 15, 2019 In The News
On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood sat down with local veterans, asking them what they need on a national level. It's for the 8th annual veteran advisory board meeting.
January 30, 2019 In The News
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood will continue serving on the Ways and Means Committee in the new session of Congress.  
December 14, 2018 In The News
NORMAL — Legislation to rename the post office in uptown Normal in honor of a Normal Community High School graduate who was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan is on its way to the White House f
December 14, 2018 In The News
MACOMB — A new farm bill intended to “reauthorize and strengthen” agriculture policy and programs within the United States through 2023 has been sent to President Donald Trump for signing followi
January 9, 2019 Op-Ed
Approaching the end of the year, Americans typically take time to look back on the last 12 months, to inventory the good, reflect on their work and set new goals to achieve come New Year’s Day.
December 18, 2018 Op-Ed

In today’s political climate, it’s not often we hear of bipartisan work coming out of Washington, D.C.

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.”

June 1, 2018 Op-Ed

The Congressional district that I represent in the nation’s capital has some of the most fertile farmland in the entire world, making it the 8th largest agriculture district in terms of corn and soybeans production.

April 14, 2018 Op-Ed

Something unusual happened in Peoria on March 28: Two congressmen from opposite parties held a town hall meeting together.

Even more unusual, the meeting didn’t devolve into partisan accusations and insults. It remained a respectful discussion of critical issues facing our country.

April 1, 2018 Op-Ed

Transportation infrastructure is the backbone of our district. It transports people to their jobs, children to school, commodities from farms to sale, products to retail, and even information to consumers. A reliable, efficient, and safe infrastructure network is vital for our country, but for too long we have ignored long-term investment in this area.

December 2, 2017 Op-Ed

A gallon of gas was $0.89, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 1,895, the Nintendo Entertainment System was introduced, the world received its first email, and I was in high school. The year was 1986, and it was also the last time comprehensive tax reform was passed. Thirty-one years later, the U.S.

September 3, 2017 Op-Ed

“And the bill is passed.”

When that phrase is spoken, followed by the distinct strike of the Speaker’s gavel, it proclaims that the people’s House has fulfilled another promise made to the American people.

September 17, 2016 Op-Ed

This month, farmers across Illinois will begin to harvest their crops.

August 9, 2016 Op-Ed

About 6.5 million Americans are addicted to it. Seventy-eight people die each day across our nation because of it. Last year, law enforcement in the 18th District of Illinois alone seized over 246 pounds of it. Almost 1,000 doses of lifesaving Narcan were provided to residents in Peoria and Tazewell counties to treat it.


A Time for Thanks and Reflection

November 20, 2018 E-Newsletter

Each year, Americans from all walks of life gather together on the fourth Thursday of November to celebrate what we are thankful for.