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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Press Releases

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.
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.
September 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a letter to review the recent Vistra Energy plant closures as a result of the State of Illinois’ politically driven anti-coal approach to energy policy. The letter was also signed by Congressmen Mike Bost (IL-12) and Rodney Davis (IL-13).
August 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Darin LaHood (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Rodney Davis (IL-13), and Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement regarding former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
August 7, 2019 Press Release
Pittsfield, IL – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a rural development grant award of $50,000 to assist the Western Illinois University (WIU) Foundation aid small businesses in Pike County. 
July 30, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced H.R. 4038 to amend the Internal Revenue Service Code to exclude certain post-graduate scholarship grants from being treated as gross income, which will alleviate student loan debt, help businesses recruit talent, and boost economic growth in our local communities.
July 24, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $2,320,000 in grant funding for the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District.
July 18, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Today, Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) led a letter with lawmakers from the Illinois and Iowa Congressional Delegations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division in support of emergency dredging funding requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District.
July 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcement to authorize more than $35 million for rural broadband deployment and development in Illinois.