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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Press Releases

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.
July 16, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce today awarded Illinois Central College (ICC) with a $3 million Economic Development Administration grant to support the development of the new Workforce Sustainability Center.
July 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) issued the following statement after the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that they are opening a Section 301 investigation into France’s proposed digital services tax that targets U.S. companies.
July 1, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – President Donald Trump today signed into law the Taxpayer First Act, which includes Congressman Darin LaHood’s bill, the Improving Assistance for Taxpayers Act