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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Press Releases

November 2, 2017 Press Release
House Committee on Ways & Means introduces legislation for tax reform
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republicans unveiled their plan to bring relief to the American tax payer with their introduction of comprehensive tax reform.
August 4, 2017 Press Release
FAA grant to fund repairs to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
SPRINGFIELD, IL—Congressmen Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), operating within the U.S. Department of Transportation, has awarded the Springfield Airport Authority a $3.4 million grant to provide needed repairs to the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.
August 3, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary hears local perspectives on opioid epidemic
QUINCY, IL—Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) welcomed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D.
July 26, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood and Rodney Davis today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has released the $14 million in funds from the TIGER grant the city of Springfield received for phase two of the rail improvement project. LaHood and Davis recently met with federal transportation officials urging the timely release of the grant.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the House Appropriations Committee included funding for the Peoria Agriculture Research Lab in their markup of the agriculture appropriations bill.
July 7, 2017 Press Release
Rep. LaHood marks 2,000 constituent caseworks closed
June 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.
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.