Congressman Rodney Davis http://peoriapublicradio.org en Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-says-he-supports-individual-spending-bills-end-shutdown <div>President Obama wants House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a so-called &ldquo;clean&rdquo; continuing resolution to end the partial government shutdown. But Congressman Rodney Davis says he IS supporting &ldquo;clean&rdquo; resolutions, by voting for individual appropriations bills. The 13th District Republican says these measures reflect the way Washington used to govern in the days before gridlock.</div><div> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:08:01 +0000 Jim Meadows 13079 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown Rodney Davis announces re-election campaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rodney-davis-announces-re-election-campaign <div>Congressman Rodney Davis is touring the 13th district formally announcing his re-election campaign. The Taylorville Republican recently voted for the House Bill to defund Affordable Care Act and during his stop in Bloomington Davis was forthright about the law several times.</div><div> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:30:58 +0000 Charles Schlenker 12353 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rodney Davis announces re-election campaign Political pranksters target Congressman Davis http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/political-pranksters-target-congressman-davis <div>Political campaigns are gearing up for next year's elections. So, too, are political pranksters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As </span>IPR'S<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brian Mackey reports, Congressman Rodney Davis has lately found himself being shadowed by a giant duck.</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Technically it's a woman in a duck suit.</span></p><div> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:01:13 +0000 Denise Molina 10608 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Political pranksters target Congressman Davis Congressman Rodney Davis says fellow lawmakers shouldn't focus on government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-says-fellow-lawmakers-shouldnt-focus-government-shutdown <div>Congressman Rodney Davis isn’t taking the same view of some colleagues who are threatening a government shutdown on a spending plan that includes the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Taylorville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Republican says while he still wants to </span>de-fund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the health care measure, he says conservative senators like Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas should turn their attention elsewhere:</span></div><div> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:18:10 +0000 Jeff Bossert 10106 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Rodney Davis says fellow lawmakers shouldn't focus on government shutdown U of I professor running for Illinois' 13th Congressional District http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-professor-running-illinois-13th-congressional-district <div>Both major political parties will have a primary race in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Illinois Physics professor and Democrat George </span>Gollin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> launched his run Tuesday with supporters at the Champaign County Fair.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first-time candidate says he’s still learning about fundraising, but has met with backers who are familiar with science and higher education policy:</span></div><div> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:22:48 +0000 Jeff Bossert 9344 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I professor running for Illinois' 13th Congressional District Congressman asks campaign official to step down for writing racist comments http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-asks-campaign-official-step-down-writing-racist-comments <p>Central Illinois Republican congressman Rodney Davis is asking a campaign official to step down from his party position after writing what's been called a racist email about Davis' primary challenger.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:24:36 +0000 Denise Molina 7659 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman asks campaign official to step down for writing racist comments Work begins on U.S. Farm Bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/work-begins-us-farm-bill <p></p><div>The U.S. House Agriculture Committee began work Wednesday on a five year farm bill. Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis introduced an amendment to give the U.S. Department of Agriculture more say in any changes introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency that affect agriculture.</div><div> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:01:02 +0000 Denise Molina & Sean Powers 5685 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Work begins on U.S. Farm Bill Callis running for 13th Congressional District http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/callis-running-13th-congressional-district <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former chief judge in Madison County says she’s motivated by public service, and wants to use her experience to help people in new ways. Democrat Ann </span>Callis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resigned from the post Friday, and has announced she’s seeking the Democratic nomination for Illinois’ </span>13th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District. </span>Callis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cites her efforts to set up Illinois’ first veterans’ court, and was inspired by her son, who recently finished officer candidate school in the U.S. Army after earning a degree:</span></p><div> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:58:30 +0000 Denise Molina 5242 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Callis running for 13th Congressional District