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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Press Releases

June 21, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would allow third party entities to assist in restoring abandoned mines
Washington, D.C.—This week, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) introduced H.R. 2937, The Community Reclamation Partnerships Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives.  This legislation would expand protections under existing law to third-party groups who participate in cleaning and re-purposing inactive coal mines, abandoned before modern regulations.
June 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today pressed President Trump to scrap plans to close the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Illinois.  The Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposed closing 17 U.S.
May 31, 2017 Press Release
Peoria, IL—Today, Rep. Darin LaHood, Rep. Cheri Bustos, and Mayor Jim Ardis visited the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria.  This visit comes after the President’s budget blueprint proposed ending federal funding for the facility, which would result in its closure. 
May 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Darin LaHood was recently selected as co-chair of the Congressional Soccer Caucus, an organization that includes members of Congress and their staff and works to promote, educate and raise awareness on  issues, both domestic and international, pertaining to the sport.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
Bill fulfills promise to repeal Obamacare and protect Americans
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) voted in favor of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House of Representatives 217-213. The AHCA is one of three phases to fully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
April 18, 2017 Press Release
Peoria, IL—Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) will host two Service Academy Nights for students interested in attending any of our nation’s prestigious military academies: the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United States Naval Academy.
April 18, 2017 Press Release
Tour kicks-off legislative effort to preserve and support Route 66
Peoria, IL— Today, U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) issued the following statements after the completion of a four-stop tour along Route 66 to recognize and highlight its historical and economic significance.  This tour follows the introduction of bipartisan legislation by Reps.
April 7, 2017 Press Release
PEORIA, IL—Congressman Darin LaHood released the following state
April 7, 2017 Press Release
PEORIA, IL—Congressman Darin LaHood released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. cruise missile strikes on a government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria last night.