Wrapping up his first year in Congress, Central Illinois' Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) looks back and looks ahead.
“There's a lot of good bipartisan effort when it comes to rank-and-file membership,” says Davis. “I have to echo some of the comments that my good friend (U. S. Rep.) Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) made … when he talked about how the end-of-the-year, bipartisan budget agreement probably wouldn't have happened if leadership on both sides were the ones actually putting it together.”
As for that budget, Davis says it needs some work in the New Year – at least it will ward off another partial shutdown of the federal government.
Davis says the government needs to get out of the way and let business grow and create jobs; he says the number of people trying to cobble together a living with several part-time jobs shows a failure of American leadership.