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JACKSONVILLE –State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) issued the following statement on FutureGen:

“I am extremely disappointed that President Obama has decided not to build the clean coal electric generation plant - FutureGen.  It is ridiculous to waste an opportunity to use a resource from right here at home in an environmentally friendly way.  

“I appreciate the hard work of so many men and women who have worked to bring the FutureGen plant to our area.  I deeply regret the federal government’s decision to scrap a project that would have provided an opportunity for environmentally friendly use of domestic coal and brought much needed jobs to the area.  It also seems like a lost opportunity to prove that the government can work well with a private entity in a public-private partnership.”


SPRINGFIELD –State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) today made the following statement in response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State Address.

“Governor Rauner presented us with an honest evaluation of Illinois’ dire financial situation. Our number one priority needs to be improving the state’s economy through job creation. I am looking forward to getting deeper into his proposals to turn the state around. I was especially pleased to hear him speak about the need to hire more correctional officers to bring down overtime costs and help keep our communities safe. It was also exciting to hear the Governor renew his commitment to increasing K-12 education funding. The budget address two weeks from today should provide us with even more details.”

Jacksonville... State Rep. CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) was appointed to be the Republican spokesman on two committees:  the Energy Committee and the Special Committee on Youth & Young Adults.  He was also assigned to sit on the following committees as well:

1.      Appropriations- Human Services
2.      Business/Occupational Licenses
3.      Health Care Licenses
4.      Insurance
5.      Veterans Affairs
6.      Financial Institutions 

I am excited to take a leadership role as spokesman on two committees and to serve on six more.  While I am happy to be on each of these committees, I will continue to fight to decrease the excessive number of committees in the Illinois House.  Like last year, I will be introducing legislation, HB 492, in this new General Assembly to reduce the number of committees to a maximum of 20, instead of the 50 we have this year.  This will decrease at a small level the waste of tax dollars and provide time for each Representative to be more involved,” said Rep CD Davidsmeyer.

State Representatives who are appointed as the Chairman or spokesman for any committee are given supplemental pay for assuming that leadership position.  Republicans have long contended that these positions are just a way for the Speaker of the House to pay members of his caucus more money since several of committees never or rarely meet. 
 
“The U.S. House of Representatives, with 435 members, operates with basically half of the number of committees as the Illinois House, with 118 members,” said Rep. CD Davidsmeyer.  “There is no need for seven types of education committees, seven variations of human service committees, or even multiple transportation committees.  The issues don’t operate in a bubble, and therefore need to be discussed in relation to one another.” Rep. Davidsmeyer added.
Jacksonville –State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) wants your photos to decorate his Capitol office in Springfield.  Take a photo of a place, object or event in the 100th district and email your picture along with your contact information to repcddavidsmeyer@gmail.com . 

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The 100th District includes all of Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Morgan, Pike and Scott Counties along with half of Macoupin, parts of Godfrey in Madison County and the Southwest corner of Sangamon County. Please visit www.cddavidsmeyer.org for a map of the 100th District.

“We have so many beautiful places, and great events in our area, and I want to be able to hang photos of those places in my Springfield office that shows just how lucky we are to live in the 100th District,” said Rep. CD Davidsmeyer.

This contest will run for the rest of 2015 and winners will be chosen at 3 different times throughout the year.  The first round of pictures will be selected on May 1st, then again on Sep 1st, and Nov 1st.  Individuals whose pictures are selected will have their photo framed and hung  in Rep. CD Davidsmeyers Springfield Capitol office. The winners will be invited to Springfield to have their photo taken in the office after it has been displayed.  Should you have any more questions please contact Rep. CD Davidsmeyers office at 217-243-6221 or via email at repcddavidsmeyer@gmail.com.

Jacksonville... State Rep. CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) joined students and faculty at the School Choice Week celebration at Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) in Jacksonville today. National School Choice Week is celebrated every year in January and is a national event that shines a positive spotlight on all types of effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling.

“I am here today to give my full support to the families and kids who choose to attend ISD.   for educating so many great kids, turning them into successful adults,” said Rep. Davidsmeyer.  “Teachers help form our children’s worlds and these specially trained educators help to mold successful adults.”

Illinois School for the Deaf has been educating students to become responsible, self supporting citizens by encouraging students to attain their highest potential in reading, writing and math for over 175 years.
 
“We are blessed to have great schools like ISD and ISVI that serve so many kids and families throughout Illinois.  I am happy to have grown up right here, with a direct understanding of the great work that they do for our community and state.” said Rep. Davidsmeyer.

URBANA –State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) was one of 37 young leaders from across Illinois to graduate today from the 2014 Edgar Fellows program at the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

“I have the highest respect for Governor Jim Edgar and his leadership of our state,” Davidsmeyer said. “It was an honor to be chosen for the prestigious program which bears his name, and a privilege to study alongside so many dedicated public servants.”

The Edgar Fellows program is an assembly of scholars and practitioners of public policy from across Illinois, which every year selects about 40 up and coming figures from across Illinois for its week-long series of seminars and leadership training program. This year’s class included state legislators, local elected officials, state agency executives as well as young leaders of civic groups.

“This week’s session was an inspiring and uplifting look at all that we as policymakers can and should do to work together to bring our state out of the mess it is in,” Davidsmeyer said. “I am eager to get back to the Capitol to begin putting these lessons into practice.”

More information about the Edgar Fellows program is available at http://igpa.uillinois.edu/content/edgar-fellows-program.
Chicago...In an effort to gain further insight into how the State of Illinois can better assist its Veterans, State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) visited Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) on Wednesday. The hospital, located in Chicago, is comprised of a 200-bed acute care facility with four community based outpatient clinics. More than

58,000 enrolled veterans are cared for at Jesse Brown annually.

“As a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, I think it is important to see first-hand how our veterans are being cared for,” said Davidsmeyer. “The medical professionals and staff at Jesse Brown are truly committed to helping our servicemen and women improve their health and well-being. I was especially inspired by their homeless veteran’s center which provides walk-in treatment for veterans on a same-day basis.”

Rep. Davidsmeyer was joined by several House Vets Affairs Committee members and the Illinois Veterans Affairs Director Rodrigo Garcia as they toured the facility including the women’s clinic, patient rooms, meeting spaces where veterans and hospital staff can meet in small group settings and the homeless veteran’s center. Davidsmeyer also had the opportunity to meet with Medical Center Director Ann Brown .