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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois



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

Rep. LaHood Tip Tax Credit Roundtable on WYZZ

Oct 11, 2018

Rep. LaHood holds tip tax credit legislation. WYZZ 10/10/2018

Rep. LaHood speaks on Tax Reform 2.0

Sep 27, 2018

Rep. Darin LaHood spoke on the House floor to advocate for passage of Tax Reform 2.0 legislation. During remarks, he highlighted how Congress is renewing our commitment to the American taxpayer and changing the culture of Washington, D.C.

LaHood, Krishnamoorthi Introduce Legislation to Designate Land in Honor of Illinois Bicentennial

Sep 27, 2018

Congressmen Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced H.R.6904 to designate an area within the River Terrace Area of Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C. as the “Illinois Bicentennial Grove,” where four White Oak trees have been planted this week. As the state tree of Illinois, these trees have been planted in honor of four prominent abolitionists from the Land of Lincoln—Edward Coles, Mary Brown Davis, and Elijah and Owen Lovejoy. The legislation allows for additional trees to be planted in the Bicentennial Grove.

Rep. LaHood Discusses Economy and Expanding Skilled Job Training

Sep 12, 2018

Congressman LaHood stopped by The Home Depot in Quincy to discuss how tax reform has led the company to profit-sharing within its company, handing out $1,000 bonuses after tax reform was signed into law, as well as how the economy's successes have led it to expand upon its skilled job training.

Rep. LaHood Holds Roundtable on New Federal Historic Tax Credit Legislation

Jul 30, 2018

Congressman LaHood held a roundtable discussion with local developers and small business owners to discuss his legislation that would enhance the current federal historic tax credits.

Rep. LaHood Discusses Trade on House Floor

Jul 17, 2018

Congressman LaHood speaks during a Special-Order on trade.

Rep. LaHood, Chillicothe Honor William "Ryan" Owens

Jun 23, 2018

The United States Post Office in Chillicothe is officially unveiled as the Senior Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens post office.

Rep. LaHood Speaks on House Floor in Favor or Rt. 66 Legislation

Jun 5, 2018

Rep. LaHood speaks on the US House Floor ahead of the passage of HR801, legislation to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail.

Rep. LaHood Recognizes National Police Week with Morton Police

May 20, 2018

Rep. LaHood stopped by the Morton Police Department to drop off refreshments and had the chance to personally thank Chief Hilliard and his staff for all that they do.

Rep. Darin LaHood Floor Speech on Taxpayer First Act

Apr 18, 2018

4.18.2018 floor speech by Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-18) in support of the Taxpayer First Act.

Rep. LaHood welcomes Rep. Krishnamoorthi to Peoria for Bi-Partisan Discussion

Mar 29, 2018

Rep. Darin LaHood welcomes back home to Peoria Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi for a bipartisan discussion at Bradley University's Institute for Principled Leadership.

Rep. Darin LaHood Presents Carnegie Medal to James Vernon

Jan 16, 2018

Rep. Darin LaHood presented Mr. James Vernon of Morton with the Carnegie Medal for his heroic actions in October of 2015 when he stopped an armed assailant who entered the Morton Library with the intent to harm 17 children and four women. Thanks to James' quick action and leadership in such a dangerous situation, he undoubtedly saved lives and the community is grateful for his courage and service to his community. The Carnegie Medal is given throughout the United States and Canada to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. Since 1904, only 9,971 medals have been awarded from more than 89,000 nominees.

Illinois Bicentennial Special Order

Dec 22, 2017

On December 3rd, 2017, Rep. Darin LaHood led a Special Order on the House floor recognizing Illinois' Bicentennial celebration. Speakers included Illinois Representatives Mike Bost, Robin Kelly, Randy Hultgren, Cheri Bustos, Rodney Davis, Brad Schneider, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Danny Davis.

Rep. LaHood Speech at Weekly House GOP Leadership Press Conference

Dec 12, 2017

Rep. Darin LaHood talks tax reform during the weekly House Republican Leadership Press Conference on 12.12.2017.

December 14, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) went to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life of United States Marine Corporal Daniel Baker and hold a moment for silence to remember his service and sacrifice. WATCH: LaHood Holds Moment of Silence on House Floor to Honor Corporal Daniel Baker
December 12, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) voted in support of the Conference Report for H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act, today which reauthorizes and strengthens agriculture policy and programs within the U.S. Department of Agriculture through 2023. The legislation now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. Upon passage in the House, Rep.
December 11, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released a statement following the news that joint recovery operations to find five missing U.S. Marines, including Daniel Baker of Tremont, has ended and the missing Marines are declared deceased.
December 6, 2018 Press Release
Springfield, IL- U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) announced today that the City of Springfield was awarded a $22 million federal grant for construction of the Springfield Rail Improvements Project. A Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant from the U.S.


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
December 14, 2018 In The News
The House on Wednesday easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid.  
December 14, 2018 In The News
The city of Springfield has secured a $22 million federal grant that will allow construction to begin on a new stage of the Springfield Rail Improvements Project.  
December 14, 2018 In The News
MACOMB — Growing concerns over international trade may be alleviated in part by the Nov. 30 signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). 
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.

May 27, 2016 Op-Ed

It usually starts out harmlessly. Painkillers are prescribed to individuals who need them and may be unaware of their addictive nature. Other times physicians are pressured to alleviate a patient’s pain to maintain approval ratings. Quickly and unintentionally, people get addicted. If those prescription opioids become unavailable, heroin is there.

May 25, 2016 Op-Ed

It usually starts out harmless. Painkillers are prescribed to individuals who need them. Sometimes patients may be unaware of the addictive nature of these prescribed opiates, other times physicians are pressured to completely alleviate a patient’s pain to maintain approval ratings. Quickly and unintentionally, they get addicted.


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.