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Davis Speaks About ‘A Better Way’ to Fight Poverty

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today spoke about “A Better Way” to fight poverty in this country at the First Run Feeding America donation to the Central Illinois Foodbank. Land O'Lakes donated 40,000 pounds, or 33,000 meals, of macaroni and cheese to local families in need. Davis at the Central Illinois Foodbank First Run Feeding Americ...

Congressman Davis, Treasurer Frerichs Stop at ISU to Talk About Bi-Partisan Effort to Make Saving for College Easier

As students head back to Illinois State University (ISU) this week and next, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs (D-Ill.) made their second stop in two weeks to raise awareness about state and federal efforts to strengthen 529 college savings plans and improve access to affordable education. Davis...

With Zika in Illinois, Davis Calls on President to Re-Direct Millions in Unspent Ebola Funding to Fight Zika

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today called on President Obama to immediately re-direct $589 million in unspent Ebola response funding to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. More than 1,600 cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the U.S. and according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 46 cases were reported in Illino...


40,000 lbs of Land O'Lakes mac and cheese was donated to the Central Illinois Foodbank today. That will provide 33,000 meals to local families in need. While these charities do great work helping those in need, the federal welfare system has done little to help end the cycle of poverty. Since President Johnson declared the "war on poverty" 52 years ago, $22 trillion has been spent but the poverty rate is virtually the same. That's why the House has proposed "A Better Way" to fight poverty. Our plan will reward hard work, instead of discourage it, and measure success not by the number of people in the system or the money spent but by how many people we've helped outgrow the system. Learn more about this Better Way to fight poverty here: http://abetterway.speaker.gov/_assets/pdf/ABetterWay-Poverty-Snapshot.pdf

I had a great meeting with the team from Molina Healthcare of Illinois in Springfield today. Molina helps provide cost-effective healthcare to low-income individuals and people with disabilities, and more than 206,000 individuals in Illinois are served through their efforts.

Heads up Taylorville, two new drivers on the road. Can't believe you guys are already 16!