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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. Darin LaHood Named Vice Chair of Subcommittee on Oversight

February 12, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) was selected as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight on the Committee on Science, Space, & Technology.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight. In Central Illinois, everyone from farmers to businesses and consumers are affected by burdensome regulations from unaccountable Executive branch agencies and bureaucrats. After spending almost a decade as a state and federal prosecutor, I take the role of government oversight very seriously. It is critical that we examine the actions of this administration, especially in light of the plethora of encroaching executive overreach. I will continue to investigate government actions within the jurisdiction of Science, Space, and Technology, and work in Congress for the well-being of the 18th District of Illinois,” stated LaHood.

Committee Chairman Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) invited Rep. LaHood to fill the position. “In his brief time in Congress, Darin LaHood has already established himself as an asset to the Science Committee. His experience as a prosecutor and his focus on ethical, transparent, and accountable government will serve him well as Vice-Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee. Rep. LaHood has shown he is committed to eliminating costly and unnecessary regulations that harm his constituents back in Illinois,” said Chairman Smith.

Prior to elected office, Rep. LaHood served as a state and federal prosecutor for over ten years, including time as the Chief Terrorism Prosecutor.


Congressman Darin LaHood proudly serves the constituents of Illinois’ 18th Congressional District, consisting of more than 710,000 constituents across 19 counties throughout Central and West-Central Illinois. Darin was born and raised in Central Illinois and currently resides in the Peoria area with his wife, Kristen, and their three children.