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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois



Rep. LaHood | Intelligence Hearing on Worldwide Threats

Apr 15, 2021

Rep. LaHood discussed the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic at the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Worldwide Threats.

Rep. LaHood | Natural Resources Testimony on HR 1146

Mar 24, 2021

Congressman Darin LaHood joined the House Natural Resources Committee to testify in support of legislation he introduced, HR 1146. The legislation would aid in the cleanup up of abandoned mine sites and encourage economic investment in them.

Rep. LaHood | Rep. LaHood Speaks During Reconciliation Debate

Mar 10, 2021

Rep. LaHood joined his Ways and Means colleagues for debate on the $1.9 trillion reconciliation bill.

Rep. LaHood | Reopening Schools

Mar 9, 2021

Rep. LaHood went to the House floor to urge for the reopening of schools throughout the country.

Rep. LaHood | Honoring Orion Samuelson

Feb 5, 2021

Rep. LaHood went to the U.S. House floor to recognize Orion Samuelson for his decades of work in broadcasting.

Rep. LaHood | WMBD News at 6 on Electoral College Certification

Jan 8, 2021

Rep. LaHood joined WMBD News to discuss the Electoral College Certification

Rep. LaHood | A look back on 2020

Dec 31, 2020

A year in review 2020

Rep. LaHood | On the Record with WMBD

Nov 23, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined Matt Sheehan on WMBD's On the Record series to discuss a variety of issues related to COVID-19.

Rep. LaHood | Military Service Academy Virtual Welcome

Oct 2, 2020

Rep. LaHood welcomes prospective students to a virtual Military Service Academy Day.

Rep. LaHood | Fox Business China Task Force Report

Sep 30, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined After the Bell on Fox Business to discuss the China Task Force final report.

Rep. LaHood | Honoring Congressman John Shimkus

Sep 30, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined his colleagues on the House Floor to thank Congressman John Shimkus for his years of service to Congress and our nation.

Rep. LaHood | Ways and Means Committee Hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Restaurants

Sep 28, 2020

Rep. LaHood spoke on 9/25 at the Ways and Means Committee hearing about the impact of COVID-19 on restaurants.

LaHood on Radio | WMAY with Greg Bishop

Aug 1, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined Greg Bishop on WMAY to discuss the ongoing federal investigation into Speaker Madigan, COVID-19 relief, and reinvigorating our economy.

Rep. LaHood | Discussing the China Task Force on Newsmax TV with Sean Spicer

Jul 23, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined Sean Spicer on Newsmax TV to discuss holding China accountable, strengthening American competitiveness, and the violence in Chicago

Rep. LaHood | Clean Start: Back to Work Webinar with ISSA

Jul 13, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined ISSA to discuss his Clean Start: Back to Work tax credit legislation.

Rep. LaHood | Ways and Means Hearing on Tax Relief in Response to COVID-19

Jun 18, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures for a hearing on tax relief to support workers and families during COVID-19.

Rep. LaHood | Ways and Means Hearing with Ambassador Lighthizer on the 2020 Trade Agenda

Jun 17, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined the Ways and Means Hearing with Ambassador Lighthizer do discuss the 2020 trade agenda and the impact on central and west-central Illinois.

Rep. LaHood | FEMA request for Illinois firefighters

May 29, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined WMBD to discuss his request to FEAM to support Illinois firefighters.

LaHood on Radio | The Guy Benson Show on Fox News Radio

May 6, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined The Guy Benson Show on Fox News Radio to discuss Illinois' response and recovery to COVID-19.

LaHood on Radio | WMAY Morning Newsfeed 5/1

May 3, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined Morning Newsfeed on WMAY to discuss COVID-19 on the government's response.

Rep. LaHood | C-SPAN Washington Journal on COVID-19

Apr 29, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined Steve Scully on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss COVID-19's impact on Illinois' 18th Congressional District.

LaHood on Radio: Greg and Dan 4/21

Apr 25, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined Greg and Dan on WMBD radio to discuss the latest on COVID-19 and the next steps towards getting Illinois on a path to opening up.

Reps. LaHood and Davis announce extension of federal support for McLean County testing site

Apr 14, 2020

Congressmen Darin LaHood and Rodney Davis announce that the federal government will continue to provide support and federal funding for the McLean County COVID-19 testing site through May.

Rep. LaHood | On Radio with the Scott Miller Show

Mar 25, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined the Scott Miller Show to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and response at the federal, state, and local levels.

Rep. LaHood | Coronavirus Special on At Issue with H Wayne Wilson

Mar 21, 2020

Rep. LaHood joined H. Wayne Wilson for an At Issue special to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. LaHood joined public health officials, medical professionals, educators, government representatives, and others about a wide range of issues related to the outbreak in Central Illinois.

April 15, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18), co-chair of the Ways and Means Alzheimer's Working Group, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers today introduced a comprehensive new bill to help families across the country dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act would help the 95% of individuals with dementia that have one or more o
April 12, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that he has been named to the U.S. House of Representatives' House Democracy Partnership, which promotes responsive, effective government and works to strengthen democratic institutions by assisting legislatures in emerging democracies. 
April 5, 2021 Press Release
Springfield, IL – U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) announced today that the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield received $3,333,333 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will support the airport's runway project. 
March 30, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) introduced a resolution recognizing this week, March 28, 2021, through April 3, 2021, as National Cleaning Week.
March 30, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood announced today that the Cass County Health Clinic received $1,538,847 in grant funding through the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster program.


March 18, 2021 In The News
QUINCY — U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, visited Adams County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Oakley-Lindsay Plaza on Monday, which he said was “the model for the state and for my Congressional district.”
March 18, 2021 In The News
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Il) announced grant funding will be coming to Heartland Community Health Clinic Wednesday, March 17.
February 24, 2021 In The News
BLOOMINGTON — While a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package cleared one legislative hurdle Monday, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said he won't be supporting the legislation as currently proposed.
February 16, 2021 In The News
JACKSONVILLE - (Journal Courier) A nursing program added to Illinois College in the fall is getting a boost through a federal grant. The college has been awarded $237,000 to support its clinical nursing program.
January 25, 2021 In The News
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — An Illinois congressman is going to bat for high school athletes and coaches in his state.
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.


A day of thanks

November 26, 2020 E-Newsletter

On the fourth Thursday of November, Americans from all backgrounds gather with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving takes on a different meaning and form this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important that we join together in spirit to share in our collective thanks for the opportunities and relationships we enjoy.

Coronavirus update 4/19

April 19, 2020 E-Newsletter

As we continue to respond to and monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I wanted to provide you with a quick update.

Easter Hope

April 12, 2020 E-Newsletter

Easter is about renewal, new life, and faith. Easter is a day that symbolizes hope for so many.

Coronavirus update

March 22, 2020 E-Newsletter

As we continue to respond to and monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, I wanted to provide you with a quick update. 

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2019 E-Newsletter

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the lessons of love he brought to the world, I want to wish each one of you a Merry Christmas. This joyous season is an opportune time to express our gratitude for the love we share with our friends and family and the countless blessings we enjoy. 

A Day for Thanks and Reflection

November 28, 2019 E-Newsletter

On the fourth Thursday of November, Americans from all walks of life gather with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. As we begin the holiday season, we join our family and friends around the table today to share in our collective thanks for the opportunities and relationships that we enjoy, and we remind ourselves that we should not take these blessings for granted.