Congressman Rodney Davis | WGLT

Congressman Rodney Davis

The two candidates for the 13th Congressional District say they want to improve healthcare and lower costs, but their preferred methods are very different.

Nancy Pelosi at podium
Carolyn Kaster / AP

House Democrats made good on their plans to respond to a national outcry for reform of the nation's law enforcement departments, with the chamber on Thursday approving wide-ranging efforts to overhaul the way police do their jobs.

Davis and LaHood tour testing site
Staff / WGLT

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said he wants Congress to do more to help people who have lost their job afford health insurance through COBRA—just not as part of a larger coronavirus relief package supported by Democrats.

Congressman Rodney Davis at a microphone.
Staff / WGLT

Central Illinois lawmakers have reacted to a lawsuit by a southern Illinois state representative by pointing to what it might influence rather than any legal result it might have.

Many Democratic governors and a few Republican ones have called on the federal government to re-open the enrollment period for Affordable Care Act insurance programs.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis is skeptical whether that would do much.

"I think it's obviously open to discussion, but let's not kid ourselves, just opening up the ACA is not going to provide affordable health care coverage to people who are going to have to pay outrageous amounts on the exchanges," said Davis, the incumbent Republican in the 13th Congressional District.

Two Congressmen and a Regional HHS Director at a podium
Staff / WGLT

Two Central Illinois congressmen said they expect debate over a fourth coronavirus disaster recovery bill to be bipartisan, though they also preferred GOP drafts originating in the Senate.

Davis and LaHood tour testing site
Staff / WGLT

U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis and Darin LaHood said Thursday federal funding to operate the regional COVID-19 testing site in Bloomington will not end on Friday as previously planned.

Train in Uptown Normal
Staff / WGLT

UPDATED 11:15 a.m. | President Trump on Friday signed an historic $2 trillion economic recovery package into law.

Davis and Brady at a mic
Ryan Denham / WGLT

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Tuesday that he wants to see the aviation industry and small-business owners get a helping hand in the next round of coronavirus economic stimulus measures.

Stefanie Smith
Stefanie Smith for Congress / Facebook

Democratic congressional candidate Stefanie Smith says anything short of Medicare For All is not enough to fix America’s health care system.

Betsy
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan said there are a lot of things Congress can do to improve the U.S. health care system that stop well short of implementing a single-payer Medicare For All model.

Betsy and Rodney at their podiums
Cindy Le / WGLT

This time two years ago, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan was caught in a costly five-way primary for the Democratic nomination in the 13th Congressional District.

Scott Stump
Heartland Community College / Twitter

A federal education official visited Heartland Community College on Friday to see how the school is training students to help fill a national job skills gap.

Secretary of State Jesse White
Seth Perlman / AP

At least three of 16 Illinois residents who cast ballots after being mistakenly registered to vote are U.S. citizens after all, election officials said Wednesday in assessing the damage caused by an error in the state’s automatic voter registration system.

Davis and LaHood with awards
Staff / WGLT

The two Republican congressmen who represent Bloomington-Normal praised bipartisan House passage of an updated trade agreement among the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Man Accused Of Threatening Rep. Davis In Voicemail

Dec 12, 2019
Rodney Davis speaks
Ryan Denham / WGLT

A central Illinois man was arrested Thursday after allegedly leaving a threatening voicemail at the office of U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

Rodney and Dan
Ryan Denham / WGLT

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis dug in Monday night as he again attacked the impeachment inquiry and called on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring a free trade agreement to a vote.

Connect Transit
Staff / WGLT

The Illinois attorney general’s office is investigating a complaint related to Connect Transit and whether it’s violating state accessibility laws.

Rodney Davis speaks
Ryan Denham / WGLT

A national gun violence prevention group is praising U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis for his support of a new bill that would incentivize sales of safe storage devices through tax credits.

Rodney Davis at a table
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said it’s a good thing that House impeachment investigators have begun releasing transcripts of closed-door testimony.

But Davis said the testimony doesn't give a full picture, since testimony from other witnesses remains secret.

LaHood and Trump
@RepLaHood / Twitter

President Donald Trump is not a big fan of Chicago. But he had some kind words for two downstate lawmakers during his Windy City visit on Monday.

A key election watcher says the race is tightening between Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and his Democratic challenger, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

Ellen testifies
Carolyn Kaster / AP

The chair of the Federal Election Commission said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis was trying to “intimidate” her by asking for an ethics investigation into her public criticism of President Trump.

Stefanie Smith
Stefanie Smith for Congress / Facebook

The race for the 13th Congressional District is heating up.

Republican incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis was already facing 2020 competition from Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, who he defeated by 2,000 votes in 2018. But now Londrigan could face a challenge herself—from fellow Democrat Stefanie Smith.

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

Democratic congressional candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan said she supports the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump and doesn’t think it should stop other work from getting done in Washington, D.C.

Rodney Davis speaks
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The Democrat-controlled House is moving ahead with its impeachment inquiry, prompted by President Trump asking the Ukrainian president for an investigation of his political rival.

Davis, LaHood Say Infrastructure Is Top Issue

Aug 20, 2019
Davis and LaHood answer questions with a crowd
Mary Cullen / WGLT

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said the biggest issue he is hearing out of McLean County is infrastructure.

Democratic congressional candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan said the president’s racist rhetoric about four members of Congress is “very worrisome” in part because it prevents “real issues” like health care from being addressed.

Londrigan, Davis Differ On Views Of PAC Money

Jul 17, 2019
Londrigan and Davis
Cindy Le / WGLT

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan pledged to not take any money from corporate political action committees, or PACs, in her second run for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.

Davis and LaHood with awards
Staff / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal’s two congressmen stopped short of a full rebuke of President Donald Trump’s racist tweets about four members of Congress, criticizing the language he used but also suggesting both sides were to blame for the nasty rhetoric.

Pages