Weekly Update | June 20, 2020
Happy Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day! Dad is the title I am most blessed to have. I hope everyone has a great day spending time together as a family - virtually or in-person. Be safe and have fun.
Supporting the JUSTICE Act
George Floyd’s tragic murder showed our country just how much work we have to do to restore trust and ensure equal justice under the law. That’s why the JUSTICE Act is so critically needed. This legislation increases police transparency while providing law enforcement with the resources and training they need to equitably protect the communities they serve. We must unite together so our nation can properly honor George Floyd and work to ensure others do not meet the same terrible end.

Please note: if you have already taken the police reform survey, you will not be able to make additional submissions.
Constituent Service Update
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Redesigned Retirement Portal from Social Security
The redesigned portal will make it easier for people to find and read about Social Security retirement benefits, with fewer pages and condensed, rewritten, and clearer information. The portal also is optimized for mobile devices so people can learn and do what they want from wherever they want, and the portal now includes the ability to subscribe to receive retirement information and updates.

Click here to check out the new portal.

Economic Impact Payments from the CARES Act
Millions of Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payments (Payments) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to calculate and automatically send the Payments to most eligible individuals, however some may have to provide additional information to the IRS to get their Payments.

Click here to find answers to questions you may have about the status of your Economic Impact Payment checks.
C onstituent Service Spotlight
Helping Constituents Cut Through Red Tape in Warrensburg
" She [your staff] was very helpful considering she was dealing with the VA. She kept me informed and at the end pushed thru the results so I could get my money. "

-Gloria in Warrensburg, IL
More Important Updates
Delivering PPE to First Responders and Nursing Homes
Yesterday I teamed up with the United Auto Workers (UAW), John Deere and the Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) to help deliver face shields to first responders and nursing homes at five locations in Springfield and Taylorville. Face shields and other PPE are vital to limiting the spread of Coronavirus. Thanks to John Deere for the donations to these facilities!
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) teams up with the IMA to help deliver face shields to staff at the Springfield Supportive Living Center and 4 other facilities in Springfield and Taylorville
Debated the Majority's "My Way or the Highway" Bill
This past week, the majority opted for partisanship, not partnership, on the surface transportation reauthorization legislation, which makes critical investments in our nation's roads and bridges. You can watch my opening remarks from the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure here .
Co-Sponsored Juneteenth Resolution
Yesterday was Juneteenth Independence Day - the holiday which celebrates the effective end of slavery in the United States. 155 years have passed since the first Juneteenth, and we still have so much more work to do. The struggle for freedom and equality for all still continues to this day. Racism and hate still exists all over our country.

It is my hope that we all personally resolve to work harder than ever before to heal our divisions, treat one another with dignity and respect, and work to change our nation's laws so we live up to the founding principles set forth in our Constitution's Preamble - establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility and secure the Blessings of Liberty for all.

You can read the resolution here .
Announcing Grant Funding for Reading Programs
This week, I announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Big Read grants to the Edwardsville Public Library and The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. The funds are used to form and administer community reading groups. Learn more by clicking below:
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) reads to students at Feitshans Elementary School in Springfield, IL on March 6, 2020 for Read Across America Day.