Rodney Davis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Human Trafficking Summit Sheds Light On Harsh Reality, But Some See No Further Role For Feds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/human-trafficking-summit-sheds-light-harsh-reality-some-see-no-further-role-feds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government puts St. Louis in the top 20 jurisdictions for human trafficking.</span></p><p>That ranking, as well as a host of other sobering facts about human trafficking came to light during a summit Monday morning in Edwardsville hosted by Republican Congressmen John&nbsp;Shimkus&nbsp;and Rodney Davis of Illinois.</p><p>Attendees also learned:</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:54:40 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 38048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Human Trafficking Summit Sheds Light On Harsh Reality, But Some See No Further Role For Feds Steelworkers Rally Against Unfair Foreign Trade http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/steelworkers-rally-against-unfair-foreign-trade <p>The price of steel pipes and tubes are at the center of a rally in Granite City Friday afternoon.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's one of six rallies planned around the U.S. this spring. The goal is to bring attention to what steelworkers and steel companies say are unfair trade practices by companies in nine countries.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The products are Oil Country Tubular Goods, used in natural gas and oil exploration, an industry that has boomed in the U.S. in recent years.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:28:35 +0000 Maria Altman 36204 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Steelworkers Rally Against Unfair Foreign Trade After Unconventional Election, Illinois' Davis Going For Second Term In Congress http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-unconventional-election-illinois-davis-going-second-term-congress <p><em>Reporting from WILL's Sean Powers and WGLT's&nbsp;Charles Schlenker.</em></p><p>Congressman Rodney Davis has announced that he’s running for re-election next year. The Taylorville Republican kicked off a campaign tour Monday across the 13<sup>th</sup> Congressional District, with his first stop in Urbana.&nbsp;</p><p>See the bounds of the 13th via Govtrack:</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:03 +0000 Kelsey Proud & WILL & WGLT 30114 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After Unconventional Election, Illinois' Davis Going For Second Term In Congress Illinois County GOP Chair Resigns Over 'Racist' Email http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-county-gop-chair-resigns-over-racist-email <p>The chairman of the Republican Party in Montgomery County, Illinois,&nbsp;has resigned after writing what's been called a racist and sexist email about U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' primary challenger.</p><p>Illinois Republican Party chairman Jack Dorgan says he accepted Jim Allen's resignation on Thursday afternoon. Allen wrote an email Tuesday suggesting Erika Harold could fill a "minority quota" if she lost the Republican primary. The biracial Harvard law school graduate was crowned Miss America in 2003 and launched her bid to challenge Davis this month.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:22:24 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 27588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois County GOP Chair Resigns Over 'Racist' Email Mo. & Ill. Congressmen Speak Out On Federal Farm Bill As US House Prepares To Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ill-congressmen-speak-out-federal-farm-bill-us-house-prepares-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of Missouri and Illinois' Congressional delegations are weighing in on the U.S. House version of the Farm Bill, which could be voted on before week's end.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Republican Rodney Davis told reporters today via conference call that the bill is a big improvement over the version passed by the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:14:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. & Ill. Congressmen Speak Out On Federal Farm Bill As US House Prepares To Vote Illinois Congressmen Call On Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-congressmen-call-obama-approve-keystone-pipeline-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Congressmen John </span>Shimkus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Rodney Davis renewed their calls Friday for President Obama to approve an expansion to the Keystone Pipeline.</span></p><p>The two Republicans touted legislation passed this month that they hope will put pressure on the president to sign off on the portion of the pipeline that crosses the US and Canada border.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:16:08 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26946 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Congressmen Call On Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline Expansion Davis, Enyart Want Corps To Think Broadly On Mississippi River Management http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/davis-enyart-want-corps-think-broadly-mississippi-river-management <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two freshman Congressmen from southern Illinois want the Army Corps of Engineers to start thinking of ways it can coordinate management of the Mississippi River to keep cargo traffic flowing during droughts or floods.</span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:29:05 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 24892 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Davis, Enyart Want Corps To Think Broadly On Mississippi River Management