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CAPTION TO PIX: The Taylorville Kiwanis Club hosted Taylorville native and US Congressman Rodney Davis, at their noon luncheon Tuesday. From the left: Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton, the newest member of the club; John McClure, who sponsored Brotherton's membership; Congressman Davis; and Kiwanis president Chris Weittenhiller.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from Taylorville native and U-S Congressman Rodney Davis, as their program speaker at the weekly lunch meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.


Davis spoke to Kiwanis members about his upbringing in Taylorville.


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Davis said he was pleased to help pass the farm bill as well as a bill to modernize locks and dams to assist in shipping grain to domestic ports and overseas.


The Taylorville Congressman also told the Kiwanis Club that government in Washington is dysfunctional, and in a question and answer session following his remarks, he told the group he was hopeful that the United States Senate will have a Republican majority as a result of the upcoming November elections.


Davis represents Illinois' 13th Congressional District and is also up for re-election in November.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.



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