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Darin LaHood and Mike Swartz
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U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be taken seriously, but he isn’t ready to see them derail the judge’s confirmation.

Central Illinois Regional Airport
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Central Illinois Regional Airport is getting $2.3 million from the federal government to complete a major pavement rehab project.

Helsinki Summit
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President Donald Trump has been taking heat from both sides of the aisle following his news conference in Helsinki on Monday in which he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

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Bloomington-Normal's two congressmen cautioned President Trump on Monday against commuting or pardoning former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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President Trump announced Tuesday that he has decided to exit a 2015 multinational agreement in which Iran agreed to limit its production of nuclear weapons material.

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Illinois Democrats and Republicans sat in the same chamber listening to President Donald Trump's State of the Union on Tuesday night, but they came away hearing different messages. 

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U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said he believes GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's promise to have a vote soon on immigration will be easy to keep. That promise was part of the deal to end a brief government shutdown this week.

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Republicans and Democrats are each blaming the other party for the impasse that has caused government funding to expire and a partial government shutdown to loom on Monday.

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Bloomington-Normal’s two Republican congressmen said Wednesday that their vote in support of the GOP tax bill will help middle-income earners in Central Illinois, denying that the measure disproportionately benefits wealthier Americans and companies.

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Embattled Republican Roy Moore’s alleged behavior toward teenage girls “disqualifies him” from serving in the Senate, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said during a Bloomington visit.

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U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood is praising the House version of the GOP tax plan he voted for last week.

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The House on Thursday passed a sweeping Republican tax bill cutting taxes for corporations and many people, putting GOP leaders closer to delivering to President Donald Trump a crucial legislative achievement after nearly a year of failures.

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A local progressive group says it’s strange that some lawmakers are supporting bills aiming to weaken gun regulations in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

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At least two significant demonstrations were sparked Tuesday in Bloomington-Normal after President Donald Trump's decision to wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

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A Eureka College history professor who was handily defeated by incumbent U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood in 2016 is planning another run next year as a Democrat in the 18th Congressional District.

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Progressives in Bloomington Normal made a point of going out in the rain to area Congressional offices to protest the House vote on the GOP healthcare repeal.

The measure passed the house and moves to the Senate, which has decided to work on its own bill and not take up the House version.

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Congressman Rodney Davis said he is not changing his policy of no Town Hall meetings for the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Faculty had offered to exclude media and give Davis questions ahead of time. The Taylorville Republican said during a stop in Towanda that the invitation was political.

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The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate will host a town hall in Bloomington on Friday and GLT will broadcast the event live. 

Assistant Minority Leader Dick Durbin will host the event 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Westbrook Auditorium in Presser Hall at Illinois Wesleyan University, at 1210 Park St. 

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Congressman Rodney Davis said he stands behind the American Healthcare Act as written, though he expects it to change significantly before passage.

The Congressional Budget Office indicates older Americans would pay much more for coverage than under the Affordable Care Act.

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Congressional candidate and emergency room physician Dr. David Gill thinks Obamacare should be fixed, not repealed and the first step is to address insurance company involvement. 

Gill, a Democrat, has announced he's running against Republican incumbent Rodney Davis who represents Illinois' 13th District.  Gill spoke against the GOP's Affordable Health Care Act Tuesday night at a Stand Up For Justice rally on the lawn of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

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The health care replacement bill developed by Republicans and working through House committees on Capitol Hill establishes a starting point for improvements to the U.S. health care system, according to Congressman Darin LaHood (R-18) of Dunlap.

In a GLT interview, LaHood said the process is "complicated and nuanced."

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Local progressive groups continue to pressure 13th district Republican Congressman Rodney Davis and 18th district Congressman Darin LaHood to conduct live town hall meetings during the Congressional recess.  About 40 sign waving people rallied over the noon hour at uptown Circle adjacent to Davis' office Thursday. 

A number of speakers voiced their displeasure with Davis' support of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. 

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Grassroots organizations are popping up in many places trying to oppose the agenda of President Donald Trump. 

Schock Seeks Court Delay

Nov 16, 2016
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Attorneys for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock are asking a federal judge to postpone his arraignment on charges alleging he schemed to profit personally from his government job.

In a request to U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, Schock's lawyers say a Nov. 21 arraignment will interfere with a planned international business trip by the Peoria Republican.

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Former Congressman Aaron Schock is being indicted.

That's according to the Peoria resident's attorney.

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Democratic Congressional Candidate Junius Rodriguez is attacking his opponent's judgment.

Rodriguez is running against GOP Representative Darin LaHood in the 18th District, which stretches from Bloomington Normal to Quincy.

Rep. LaHood Supports Trump, Not Trump's Comments

Aug 11, 2016
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Donald Trump continues to receive support from Republicans, despite comments that have been described as racist, misogynistic and divisive. 18th District Representative Darin LaHood said he will support Trump, but he will not defend Trump's comments.

Opponent Urges Rep. LaHood to Dump Trump Support

Aug 3, 2016
Candidate Junius Rodriguez in front of VFW Hall
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While high-level Republicans are blasting Donald Trump daily on national TV, a candidate for the 18th Congressional District wonders why U.S. Representative Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) isn’t doing the same.

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Up until last week, Illinois was the only state in the nation that did not have a budget. Now, there’s a partial spending plan in place to help cash-strapped social service agencies and public colleges. It's also good news for the state’s reputation.

Republican Congressman Darin LaHood of Illinois says it’s a relief to have people in Washington D.C. stop asking about the impasse.

“You know, just the perception of Illinois, we need some good news and this is good news for Illinois. We’ve come together, we’ve compromised, we’re moving forward," LaHood said.

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