Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) was sworn in today as the United States Representative for the 18th Congressional District of Illinois for the 117th United States Congress. This will be Rep. LaHood's third full-term in Congress following his first election in 2015. After taking the oath of office, Rep. LaHood released the following statement.
“It has been a distinct honor to serve the people of the18th Congressional District of Illinois over the last five years in the United States Congress. I am humbled to be sworn in today to continue representing the over 700,000 constituents in central and west-central Illinois.
"Although we enter the 117th Congress deeply divided politically, I am hopeful that we can find common ground on policies to support our region and state and get us through the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Since first being elected in 2015, I have made it a priority to provide exceptional constituent service and advance policies that support hardworking families in Illinois. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I intend to continue advancing a pro-growth, pro-trade agenda that will spur economic growth in our rural communities and helps Illinoisans recover from the coronavirus pandemic. These priorities will continue to guide me as I work to address our nation’s challenges while voting on behalf of our Midwestern values held across the 18th District.”