WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, will continue to serve on three committees in the House, as part of the newly installed 115th Congress.
They are the Committee on Agriculture, Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and Committee on House Administration. He will also remain the chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
“I first requested to serve on these committees four years ago because agriculture and transportation issues are much of what drives our economy in Central and Southwest Illinois,” said Davis. “I asked to remain on these committees because even during what seemed like constant gridlock in Washington, Democrats and Republicans on these committees were able to work together to pass a long-term Farm Bill, a multi-year highway bill, and get back to regular order by passing a water infrastructure bill every two years. These are policies that lead to job creation. We have a track record of success and I want to continue that into the 115th Congress.”
Davis was first selected to serve as a member of the Committee on House Administration last Congress where he led the review of the House spending rules to ensure accountability and transparency when members of the House use their individual office budgets.
“This is not a committee that many ask to serve on but I came to Congress to make Washington work for the people of my district and I believe that begins with leading by example,” said Davis. “Last year, we overhauled the House rules and made changes to ensure The People’s House is the most transparent level of government. I hope to build on these changes and others to make the House more efficient so we can better serve our constituents.”
— From the Illinois Business Journal