April is tax season. That means Uncle Sam dips into our pockets and takes far more than his fair share. But the Department of Labor just made it even more difficult for workers to get ahead.
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.
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. Darin LaHood talks tax reform during the weekly House Republican Leadership Press Conference on 12.12.2017.
Rep. Darin LaHood discusses the effects of free trade and NAFTA on our agriculture and manufacturing industries.
Congressman LaHood speaks on the House floor prior to the vote to rename Chillicothe, IL post office in honor of fallen Navy SEAL Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens.
WMBD-TV covers legislation introduced to by Rep. Darin LaHood which honors fallen Bloomington native and US Army Ranger, Sgt. Josh Rodgers.
Congressman Darin LaHood announced the commencement of the Veterans History Project for Illinois’ 18th Congressional District. The project is a way to collect and preserve memories, stories, interviews, and memorabilia of the United States veterans from WWII to the present. As an initiative by the Library of Congress, the project gives veterans the opportunity to share personal experiences that will be catalogued by the Library as a way to honor the impact and history of the armed forces.
Congressman Darin LaHood introduces legislation honoring fallen Army Ranger and Bloomington native Sergeant Joshua Rodgers. On April 27, 2017, U.S. Army Sergeant Joshua P. Rodgers was killed in action supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. The Bloomington native was 22 years old.
I caught up with KHQA to talk tax reform and the impact it will have on middle-class families.
I had the opportunity to congratulate the Quincy Air Evac Lifeteam for 20 years of service to the surrounding community. As part of my visit, I presented the team with a copy of my submission to the Congressional Record congratulating them on their latest milestone. I extend my sincere congratulations to the Quincy Air Evac Lifeteam on twenty years of service and I wish them continued safety as they protect to the Quincy community.
Rep. Darin LaHood presented Anthony Smith with a Purple Heart during a ceremony in Warsaw on October 17, 2017. Anthony served in the 1st Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor. Even though he was awarded the Purple Heart as well, he did not receive a physical medal until this ceremony.
Congressman Darin LaHood introduced H.R. 3109 in the U.S. House of Representatives to rename the Chillicothe, Illinois U.S. post office in honor of U.S. Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens.
Rep. Darin LaHood spoke on the House floor on Wednesday, May 17 in honor of National Police Week.
On May 3, Congressman Darin LaHood led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence honoring Bloomington native Sergeant Joshua Rodgers.
President Trump recognizes the wife of hometown hero William "Ryan" Owens at his first address to a joint session of Congress.
Congressman Darin LaHood led Members of the House of Representatives in honoring Bob Michel, former Congressman of the 18th District of Illinois and the longest-serving Republican Leader of the United States House of Representatives, who passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017.
This month, farmers across Illinois will begin to harvest their crops.
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.
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.
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.
As a new congressman and member of the House Natural Resources Committee, I am humbled by the opportunity to bring the priorities and concerns of central Illinois to Washington, D.C.
When we think of the ‘80s, we think of Back to the Future, electro-pop music and amusing fashion trends. For some of us, the ‘80s do not feel like that long ago—but the truth is that mix tapes, computers without the Internet and VCRs are all in the past. Many things have improved since the 1980s, but, sadly, our tax code is not one of them.
It’s May 1st, and that means that tax season — when Uncle Sam dips into our pockets and takes far more than his fair share — is behind us. But the Department of Labor just made it even more difficult for workers to get ahead.