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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

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LaHood Talks USMCA on WMBD

Aug 29, 2019

LaHood Talks USMCA on WMBD

LaHood Discusses Rural Broadband Expansion in Illinois

Jul 18, 2019

LaHood Discusses Rural Broadband Expansion in Illinois

Rep. LaHood Honors Bishop Zaidan on the House Floor

Jul 16, 2019

Rep. LaHood Honors Bishop Zaidan on the House Floor

LaHood Joins Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 4th Veteran Build

Jul 15, 2019

LaHood Joins Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 4th Veteran Build

Rep. LaHood Requests a Vote on the Born Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Jun 21, 2019

Rep. LaHood Requests a Vote on the Born Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Rep. LaHood Honors Jerry Brady on the House Floor

Jun 21, 2019

Rep. LaHood Honors Jerry Brady on the House Floor

Rep. LaHood Questions U.S. Trade Ambassador at Ways and Means Hearing

Jun 20, 2019

Rep. LaHood Questions U.S. Trade Ambassador at Ways and Means Hearing

LaHood Visits SIU School of Medicine to Discuss Alzheimer's Research

Jun 17, 2019

LaHood Visits SIU School of Medicine to Discuss Alzheimer's Research

Rep LaHood Speaks at Ways and Means Hearing on Medicare for All

Jun 12, 2019

Rep LaHood Speaks at Ways and Means Hearing on Medicare for All.

Rep. LaHood Speaks at Ways and Means Member Day Hearing

Jun 10, 2019

Congressman Darin LaHood spoke at the Ways and Means Committee's Member Day Hearing on legislation he has introduced that will support communities in central and west-central Illinois.

Rep. LaHood Speaks at Hearing on USMCA Enforcement

May 22, 2019

Rep. LaHood speaks at Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing on the enforcement of USMCA.

LaHood Discusses Clean Energy Solutions

May 16, 2019

Rep. LaHood discussed clean energy legislation he introduced at the Ways and Means Committee hearing on climate change.

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.

October 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture for investing $4,795,000 through a loan program to Mason City, Illinois to construct a new 21.4 million-gallon-per-day combined sewer overflow pump station and new excess-flow pond at the sewage treatment plant.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
PEORIA, IL – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after the White House announced President Trump’s plan to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and bolster Midwest ethanol and biodiesel.
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October 4, 2019 Press Release
PEORIA, IL – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that the Congressional App Challenge is now open for the high school students in Illinois’ 18th Congressional District. The goal of the Congressional App Challenge is to inspire, include, and innovate efforts around STEM, coding, and computer science education. 
September 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $466,931 grant for the Board of Education of the City of Peoria. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Full Service Community Schools Program and is part of a five year grant, which would total $2.5 million.
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September 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after President Trump and Prime Minister Abe signed a trade agreement to expand market access for U.S. exporters.
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June 14, 2019 In The News
PEORIA -- U.S. Representative Darin LaHood said he supports a call from the Illinois Farm Bureau for a statewide disaster declaration for farmers.
June 6, 2019 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood has introduced a bill through the House of Representatives that would restructure current cuts to Medicare reimbursements.
May 29, 2019 In The News
Lives were changed during a 2019 commencement address at Morehouse College when self-made billionaire Robert F.
May 29, 2019 In The News
ELLSWORTH, Ill. -- A proposal in Washington, D.C. would give companies incentives to utilize renewable energy.
June 18, 2019 Op-Ed

For the farmers that I represent in central and west-central Illinois, access to markets in Canada and Mexico is vital to their success.

When harvest comes and farmers take their products to market, they rely upon the open-market free-trade system with our neighbors to the north and south to remain competitive in the global economy.

June 16, 2019 Op-Ed

Last week, the Trump administration announced the removal of steel and aluminum tariffs on our North American neighbors, Mexico and Canada, alleviating a burden on our agriculture producers and removing a barrier for passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

April 1, 2019 Op-Ed

In central and west-central Illinois many of our communities sit along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, which allow our farmers to export their products around the globe and make our state the largest agricultural exporter in the Midwest.

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.

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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.