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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois



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

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.

February 15, 2019 Press Release
NORMAL, IL — Congressman LaHood released the following statement after Rivian announced a $700 million investment into their company led by Amazon.
February 15, 2019 Press Release
PEORIA – Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young inviting her to visit the Peoria Ag Lab.
February 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Darin LaHood, today, announced a grant award of $646,028 for Illinois College from the National Science Foundation.
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.
February 11, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Darin LaHood and Dave Loebsack today led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in calling for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit.


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
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.  
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.