Newly sworn-in Congressman Rodney Davis is confronting big issues immediately in his first hours as an elected member of Congress.
The Taylorville Republican is a longtime congressional staffer who is well acquainted with many of his House colleagues, including House Speaker John Boehner. But Davis says there is little to prepare one for having to dive right in and vote on major issues such as a $9 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package. Davis wound up supporting the bill, although some conservatives urged a “no” vote unless it was matched with spending cuts elsewhere.
Meanwhile, during a live interview on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show,” Davis says he’s still undecided about whether he will support an increase in the federal debt ceiling when that issue comes before the House next month.