Weekly Update | April 11, 2020
Happy Passover & Happy Easter!
As all Americans grapple with the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, t his Passover or Easter is different than last. Places of worship won't be packed full of people and families won't gather in large numbers, but that does not mean we can't use this time to reflect on what matters most and rejoice in the blessings of life.

Happy Passover and Happy Easter!

I'm Here to Help
If you are seeking information on the government response to the coronavirus pandemic please visit my webpage dedicated to keeping you informed. If you have questions call my office at (217) 403-4690 or send me an e-mail . We will do our best to answer your questions or connect you with the right agency.

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More COVID-19 Updates
Davis, LaHood Announce Federal Support Extended for McLean County Testing Site
Congressman LaHood and I announced on Thursday that the federal government will extend their funding and support for the McLean County COVID—19 testing facility.

Davis and LaHood meet with Doug O'Brien, HHS Regional 5 Director, (Left), Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, Brig. Gen. Richard Neely (Right), and members of the Illinois National Guard at the McLean County COVID-19 testing site in Bloomington, IL.
Introduced the Pandemic Rapid Response Act
I introduced the bipartisan Pandemic Rapid Response Act , which establishes a true bipartisan commission to analyze our nation's response and make recommendations to better prepare our country for any future pandemic. The bill is closely modeled after the establishment of the 9/11 commission.

Support Local Businesses
Need a break from cooking? Let's #supportlocal restaurants. They need all of our help right now because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Federal Funds Flowing to Illinois
This week, I announced that six Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in IL-13 have received a total of $4.7 million in HHS grants to combat the coronavirus. This funding was appropriated through the CARES Act, which I voted for and President Trump signed into law on Friday, March 27th. Recipients below:

  • Central Counties Health Centers, Springfield, $841,445
  • Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, $569,225 
  • Crossing Healthcare, Decatur, $850,865
  • Macoupin County Public Health Clinic, Carlinville, $652,715
  • Promise Healthcare, Champaign, $788,915
  • SIU Center for Family Medicine, Springfield, $1,040,210

I also announced that the State of Illinois received nearly $1.4 million from FEMA and $6.3 million from the CDC.

Congressional Art Competition Changes
My 2020 Congressional Art Competition submission deadline is Friday, April 17th and submissions are being accepted electronically. Both of these modifications are due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting mandatory school closings. Students may do their artwork independently at home and are not required to submit through their school.

Accepting Service Academy Nomination Applications
Know a high school student with a desire to serve their country? I am now accepting applications from students who wish to seek a congressional nomination to one of our nation's service academies for the Class of 2025.

Majority of IL-13 Households Have Completed Census
The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that a majority of IL-13 households have now completed their 2020 Census - 50.6%. Have you? If not now is the time. Illinois' amount of representatives in Congress and presidential electoral votes depends on you!

Constituent Service Spotlight
Helping Constituents Cut Through Red Tape in Decatur
"I just wanted to thank you for your response and all of the help that Linda has given our family. Our daughter is safe in the USA again, Detroit to be exact. We are on our way to pick her up from the airport...Linda texting and calling us to check on us, was very helpful and calming in a stressful situation."

-Shannon in Decatur, IL