Congressman Danny K. Davis

Congressman Danny K. Davis Danny K. Davis was chosen by the people of the 7th Congressional District of Illinois as their Representative in Congress. In the 117th Congress, U.

S. Representative Danny K. Davis is the representative of the 7th District of Illinois and chairs the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, and Member on Trade, and Member on Oversight Committee. Congressman Davis is a member of several Congressional Caucuses including the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, the Urban Caucus, the Community Health Center's Caucus

S. Representative Danny K. Davis is the representative of the 7th District of Illinois and chairs the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, and Member on Trade, and Member on Oversight Committee. Congressman Davis is a member of several Congressional Caucuses including the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, the Urban Caucus, the Community Health Center's Caucus

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Dr. Willie Wilson, Congressman Danny K. Davis and Attorney Richard Boykin, handing out $100 dollars checks as a part of ...
12/16/2021

Dr. Willie Wilson, Congressman Danny K. Davis and Attorney Richard Boykin, handing out $100 dollars checks as a part of Dr. Wilson's gift of $200,000 dollars to homeless people for Christmas in Chicago.

12/01/2021

Our colleague, former Rep. Carrie Meek will be missed . It was an absolute honor to serve with her in Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus. My condolences to her family and may her memory live on forever.

12/01/2021

December 1 was the day Rosa Parks was arrested for sitting on the bus. The rest is history. On this day, I thank Rosa Parks for her bravery and commitment to civil rights and for saving us all.

I am confident that the 700,000 people worldwide that have lost their lives did not die in vain.  World AIDS day is a da...
12/01/2021
Rep. Danny K. Davis’ on World AIDS Day

I am confident that the 700,000 people worldwide that have lost their lives did not die in vain. World AIDS day is a day to remember them and to strive even harder to end the suffering of the most vulnerable and marginalized people around the world.”

For Full Statement Visit : https://davis.house.gov/statements/rep-danny-k-davis-on-world-aids-day

Washington, D.C. – December 1st of every year is the day the world recognize HIV/AIDs and what to do about it. Forty years ago, the nation recognized HIV/AIDS, which has taken its toll on the world, country, and in the State of Illinois. On December 1, 2009, Davis and a group of activists announce...

Congressman Danny K. Davis meeting with the Sri Lankan delegation and Members of Parliament.
11/19/2021

Congressman Danny K. Davis meeting with the Sri Lankan delegation and Members of Parliament.

Congressman Danny K. Davis meeting with the Sri Lankan delegation and Members of Parliament.

11/19/2021

Late this evening, the Congressional Budget Office released final numbers for Build Back Better. Davis said, “Based upon these lower estimates, we can move forward and Build Back Better for all Americans – especially for people who need help and need help now. The estimates include:

• The cost elements came in lower than the White House estimates – in the ballpark of $50bn lower cost.
• The savings from the prescription drug reforms came in $50bn higher – at $300bn compared to the White House’s estimate of $250bn.
• That means that the bill will be more than fully paid for.
• As long understood, CBO’s numbers on tax enforcement are lower than the Treasury’s estimates. Democrats have long known and anticipated this – will not be an issue.

CONGRESSMAN DANNY K. DAVIS IN SUPPORT OF THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT - NOVEMBER 18, 2021November 18, 2021I ran for Congres...
11/18/2021
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CONGRESSMAN DANNY K. DAVIS IN SUPPORT OF THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT - NOVEMBER 18, 2021
November 18, 2021
I ran for Congress to help people in Chicago, in Illinois and across the country achieve the American dream. The Build Back Better Act represents a transformative investment in children, families, workers, businesses.
To View Fill Statement Visit https://davis.house.gov/statements

DKD at Press Conference with N’COBRA for H.R. 40-Reparations @ U.S. Capitol
11/16/2021

DKD at Press Conference with N’COBRA for H.R. 40-Reparations @ U.S. Capitol

CONGRESSMAN DANNY K. DAVIS JOINS THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, AND JOINS BIDEN AT WHITE HOUSE FOR BIPARTISAN INFRASTRU...
11/15/2021

CONGRESSMAN DANNY K. DAVIS JOINS THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, AND JOINS BIDEN AT WHITE HOUSE FOR BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL SIGNING, LOOKS AHEAD TO THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA.

CONGRESSMAN DANNY K. DAVIS JOINS THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, AND JOINS BIDEN AT WHITE HOUSE FOR BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL SIGNING, LOOKS AHEAD TO THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA.

11/15/2021

Today is the last day to sign up for the Child Tax Credit, to see if you qualify visit Http://getctc.org.

This historic tax cut continues to end poverty and at the same time improve the bottom-line for businesses because these hardworking families' can pay for child care or put gas in the car to get work, put food on the table, cover school expenses, spend money ay our local businesses and continue to grow local economy while building better lives for their families.

Calling All Veteran's
11/10/2021

Calling All Veteran's

Calling All Veteran's

11/02/2021

Rep. Danny K. Davis filed an H.Res in honor of Ebony and Jet Publishing giant John H. Johnson (below). Tonight he is coordinating a Special Order in Johnson’ order in the U. S. House of Representatives between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. eastern. You may watch at congress.gov or c-span.org.


Below is the text of the Resolution:

RESOLUTION
Honoring John H. Johnson, a renowned and loved figure not only around the world but in the 7th Congressional District and Chicago, whose astonishing life and contributions have a lasting influence.
Whereas, on November 1, 2019, the Friends of John H. Johnson, the curators of the John H. Johnson Day and the John H. Johnson Museum, led the effort to establish a special holiday to honor John Harold Johnson in the State of Arkansas for his accomplishments in the publishing industry in spite of tremendous challenges for African Americans;
Whereas John Harold Johnson, born Johnny Johnson on January 19, 1918, in Arkansas City, Arkansas, to Gertrude and Leroy Johnson, was a direct descendent of slaves and rose to international acclaim as owner and publishing icon of Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony and Jet magazine, in the 7th Congressional District of Illinois;
Whereas Johnson was born into poverty, and he lost his father at a young age to a sawmill accident and was forced to start working;
Whereas Johnson’s mother remarried James Williams, who became an important figure in Johnson's life;
Whereas Arkansas City had no opportunities for education beyond the eighth grade for African Americans, and schools were overcrowded and segregated;
Whereas these were difficult times for African Americans in rural Arkansas, and Johnson's passion to overcome disadvantages and for learning laid the foundation for his eventual rise as the founder of the largest African-American publishing company in the world;
Whereas after a trip to Chicago to attend the World’s Fair, the Johnson family realized opportunities for African Americans were far greater in the North than they had experienced in the South, and they stayed in Chicago;
Whereas Johnson was more determined than ever to excel, and even though he was teased by his classmates at DuSable High School on the South Side of Chicago for his ragged clothes and Southern manner, he was empowered by the knowledge of the existence of an African-American middle class, something he had never experienced;
Whereas Johnson excelled at DuSable High School, was elected class president, and graduated in 1936;
Whereas Johnson spoke at the Urban League that same year and started courses at the University of Chicago, while also working at Supreme Liberty Life Insurance as editor of the company magazine;
Whereas the owner of Supreme Liberty Life Insurance was impressed with Johnson after hearing him speak at the Urban League and gave him a job and money for college tuition;
Whereas at 24, Johnson became inspired while working at Supreme Liberty and came up with the idea for his first magazine, Negro Digest, published in November 1942;
Whereas, in 1941, John H. Johnson married Eunice Walker, from Selma, Alabama, who, along with his mother, was his constant support, and she later helped him run other business pursuits, most notably Fashion Fair Cosmetics, and they adopted two children, Linda and John, Jr.;
Whereas John H. Johnson was a man of exemplary character and extraordinary will with a powerful determination to succeed;
Whereas Johnson was in the inaugural class of inductees into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, and he was the first African American to receive the Young Man of the Year award by the United States Chamber of Commerce;
Whereas Johnson received the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he was the first African American to be on the Forbes 400 and the first to own a building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and
Whereas Johnson’s legacy will be treasured through the positive influence he had on his community and his commitment to covering race relations: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives honors John H. Johnson, a renowned and loved figure not only around the world but in the 7th Congressional District and Chicago, whose astonishing life and contributions have a lasting influence.

11/01/2021

Statement of Congressman Danny K. Davis
In Support of
H.R. 5661, Continued State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act
October 27, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic hit all of our communities hard, but, for vulnerable youth in foster care, it was terrifying - especially for those youth approaching the age of independence at which they lose access to the supports that foster care provides. When my good friend Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and I teamed up last year to provide states with flexibility and funding to help these youth, we hoped and expected that the pandemic would be over by now and that these youth would be back on track – getting an education, starting jobs, finding a place to live, and establishing independent lives.

Unfortunately, the Delta variant hit hard, creating a new wave of challenges for these youth. To the current and former foster youth who reached out to us and our colleagues to share their stories, we hear you, and we are committed to continuing to respect the lessons of your lived experiences in foster care.

The legislation we are considering today, the Continued State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act, will restore and continue key program flexibilities that allow states to provide greater stability and certainty to current and former youth via the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program.

The bill will give states the flexibility to continue providing the specific supports that older foster youth need to return to college, training programs, and work. It will extend flexibilities to secure housing, to gain independence through driving programs, and to allow youth who would otherwise “age out” of eligibility for services a little more support to weather the pandemic.

I firmly believe in the strong bipartisan partnership that Representative Walorski and I have built over the years to help vulnerable youth and families and to improve our child welfare system.

We have a lot to do to help foster youth through this pandemic, and this legislation to allow states to make better use of the funding we provided is the first step. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation

Representative Davis represents the 7th Congressional District of Illinois, serving as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support within the Committee on Ways and Means, which has broad jurisdiction over child welfare.

10/11/2021

REP. DANNY K. DAVIS STANDS WITH OLDER WORKERS TO FIGHT AGAINST AGE DISCRIMINATION
“This is the 21st Century -- Discrimination for any reason at any time is unacceptable.”

CHICAGO – Today, Rep. Davis urged the U. S. Senate to schedule a vote for H.R. 2062, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, which restores critical, well-established workplace protections for older Americans that were weakened in 2009 by the Supreme Court. With this important legislation, Congress stands up for older workers facing age discrimination and empowers them to hold their employers accountable for unfair practices. H.R. 2062 was passed in the House of Representatives. Davis thanked his colleague, Rep. Bobby Scott, for introducing the legislation.
“As we Build Back Better, older Americans are an increasingly important part of our workforce,” said Rep. Davis. “We need to make sure that our older workers are treated fairly in the workplace. So we’re making it clear to our older workers that we have their backs by passing this vital bill. Now, they will be armed with the tools they need to fight back against age discrimination, continue to earn a paycheck and contribute to our economy.”
Before the Supreme Court’s ruling in Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc., older workers alleging age discrimination in the workplace had to prove that age was simply one of the motivating factors behind the discrimination. This is the same burden of proof faced by those alleging discrimination on the basis of race, s*x, national origin or religion.
However, in 2009, the Court upended decades of legal precedent by imposing a much higher burden of proof for older workers, requiring them to prove that age was the decisive and determinative cause of the discrimination. This bill would restore the standard for older workers back to the pre-2009 level – the same burden of proof required of all other workers alleging employment discrimination – and make it easier for older workers discriminated against to seek recourse in court.
Stronger protections against age discrimination will not only protect older workers, but they will also grow the workforce and strengthen the economy. A 2018 AARP survey found that three in five workers age 45 and older had seen or experienced discrimination in the workplace. Moreover, a study produced by AARP and Economist Intelligence Unit found that the United States missed out on a potential $850 billion in GDP in 2018 because older workers were denied opportunities to remain in or re-enter the labor force, switch jobs or be promoted within their organization.
“More than a decade ago, the Supreme Court gutted essential workplace protections for older workers and weakened their defenses against age discrimination,” Rep. Davis continued. “This is the 21st century, discrimination for any reason at anytime is unacceptable.”

In the 116th Congress, the House passed a nearly identical bill with a strong bipartisan vote.
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09/21/2021
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09/09/2021

U. S. Rep. Danny K. Davis on historic Paid Leave Legislation

09/05/2021

REP. DANNY K. DAVIS ANNOUNCE APPROXIMATELY 1 BILLION IN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS
CHICAGO - Rep. Danny K. Davis announced the grant awards for head start programs, healthcare services, mental health initiatives, and social programs, among other grants. This year alone, the United States Department of Health and Human Services has or will award $925,178,823 in grants to 62 organizations in the 7th Congressional District of Illinois. According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, these grants will fund existing programs, new initiatives, and research.

Davis said, “Poverty continues to be a serious problem in the United States and the 7th Congressional District. While the Child Tax Credit has relieved many families from the monthly ills of poverty, the grants totaling $131,148,197 received by social services agencies will continue to help families.” Organizations such as Proviso Leyden Council for Community Actions, Inc., YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Henry Booth House, Easter Seals, Heartland Alliance, Loretto Hospital, and others received these grants.

A significant area of concern includes mental health and substance abuse, and healthcare in the 7th Congressional district. As a result, Over $5 million was awarded for mental health services in the 7th Congressional district within the last few months. Over $128 million was allocated for community health centers and health services and was received by Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern University, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Loyola University, City of Chicago Department of Health, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Lawndale Christian Health Center, PCC Community Wellness, Near North Clinic, and other entities.

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U. S. Representative Danny K. Davis is the representative of the 7th District of Illinois and chairs the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, and Member on Trade, and Member on Oversight Committee, and represents all or part of Cities: Berwyn, Chicago; Townships: Berwyn, Oak Park, Proviso, River Forest, Riverside; Villages: Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Brookfield, Forest Park, Hillside, La Grange Park, Maywood, North Riverside, Oak Park, River Forest, Westchester.

05/15/2020
05/15/2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATS INTRODUCE THE HEROES ACT

05/12/20
Bold, Transformative Legislation Meets the Challenge of the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON — House Democrats today introduced The Heroes Act, a bold and comprehensive coronavirus response bill that will meet the challenge this pandemic poses to our nation.
The legislation follows the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act enacted on April 24; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted on March 27; the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted on March 18; and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act enacted on March 6.

The text of The Heroes Act, H.R. 6800, is here. A one pager on the legislation is here. A section-by-section summary is here. A resource on the state and local relief provisions is here.

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Danny K. Davis was chosen by the people of the 7th Congressional District of Illinois as their Representative in Congress on November 5, 1996. He has been re-elected by large majorities to succeeding Congresses.

In the 116th Congress, Representative Davis has been reappointed to the Committee on Ways and Means. Congressman Davis is a member of several Congressional Caucuses including the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, the Urban Caucus, the Community Health Center's Caucus, the Congressional Sugar Caucus, the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Re-entry.

Congressman Davis has distinguished himself as an articulate voice for his constituents and as an effective legislator able to move major bills to passage. He has developed a unique and energetic style of communication and interaction with his constituents setting up dozens of advisory task forces to consider significant questions of public policy. He hosts several weekly television and radio shows which feature audience call in and produces regular written reports to every household in the district. In addition, he maintains weekly office hours in the district and is widely sought after as a speaker at conferences and events.

In the 116th Congress Representative Davis is resolutely committed to preserving our democracy, protecting social security, maintaining our nation’s gains in civil and human rights, women’s rights, voting rights, protection of the environment, consumer and labor protections, reducing inequality, and ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, while maintaining his long time focus on issues of job creation, poverty, health care, education, youth and criminal justice reform.

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Dr. Willie Wilson, Congressman Danny K. Davis and Attorney Richard Boykin, handing out $100 dollars checks as a part of Dr. Wilson's gift of $200,000 dollars to homeless people for Christmas in Chicago.
Our colleague, former Rep. Carrie Meek will be missed . It was an absolute honor to serve with her in Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus. My condolences to her family and may her memory live on forever.
December 1 was the day Rosa Parks was arrested for sitting on the bus. The rest is history. On this day, I thank Rosa Parks for her bravery and commitment to civil rights and for saving us all.
I am confident that the 700,000 people worldwide that have lost their lives did not die in vain. World AIDS day is a day to remember them and to strive even harder to end the suffering of the most vulnerable and marginalized people around the world.” For Full Statement Visit : https://davis.house.gov/statements/rep-danny-k-davis-on-world-aids-day
Congressman Danny K. Davis meeting with the Sri Lankan delegation and Members of Parliament.
Late this evening, the Congressional Budget Office released final numbers for Build Back Better. Davis said, “Based upon these lower estimates, we can move forward and Build Back Better for all Americans – especially for people who need help and need help now. The estimates include: • The cost elements came in lower than the White House estimates – in the ballpark of $50bn lower cost. • The savings from the prescription drug reforms came in $50bn higher – at $300bn compared to the White House’s estimate of $250bn. • That means that the bill will be more than fully paid for. • As long understood, CBO’s numbers on tax enforcement are lower than the Treasury’s estimates. Democrats have long known and anticipated this – will not be an issue.
CONGRESSMAN DANNY K. DAVIS IN SUPPORT OF THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT - NOVEMBER 18, 2021 November 18, 2021 I ran for Congress to help people in Chicago, in Illinois and across the country achieve the American dream. The Build Back Better Act represents a transformative investment in children, families, workers, businesses. To View Fill Statement Visit https://davis.house.gov/statements
DKD at Press Conference with N’COBRA for H.R. 40-Reparations @ U.S. Capitol
CONGRESSMAN DANNY K. DAVIS JOINS THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, AND JOINS BIDEN AT WHITE HOUSE FOR BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL SIGNING, LOOKS AHEAD TO THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA.
Today is the last day to sign up for the Child Tax Credit, to see if you qualify visit Http://getctc.org. This historic tax cut continues to end poverty and at the same time improve the bottom-line for businesses because these hardworking families' can pay for child care or put gas in the car to get work, put food on the table, cover school expenses, spend money ay our local businesses and continue to grow local economy while building better lives for their families.
Calling All Veteran's
Yesterday, I joined Indian Leaders from Illinois to celebrate Diwali.