Congressman Geoff Davis http://wfpl.org en Congressman Geoff Davis Resigns http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-geoff-davis-resigns <p>In a surprise statement, Congressman Geoff Davis, R-Ky., resigned Tuesday.</p><p>Last December, Davis announced that he would not be seeking re-election for a fifth term in Congress citing a need to spend more time with his family. Today&#39;s announcement echoes that sentiment and comes fives months ahead of schedule.</p><p><a href="http://geoffdavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=305294">In a statement on his website</a>, Davis says he will step down effective immediately and cites family health concerns.</p><blockquote><p>Recently, a family health issue has developed that will demand significantly more of my time to assist. &nbsp;As a result, I cannot continue to effectively fulfill my obligations to both my office and my family. &nbsp;Family must and will come first. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:43:49 +0000 Gabe Bullard & Phillip M. Bailey 1179 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Geoff Davis Resigns Davis Passes REINS Act to Young http://wfpl.org/post/davis-passes-reins-act-young <p>Retiring Congressman Geoff Davis, R-Ky. announced Wednesday that fellow GOP Congressman Todd Young, R-In., will take over lead sponsorship of the <a href="http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=220700">Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act</a>.</p><p>For three years Davis has championed the legislation as a way to spur economic growth and tackle burdensome regulation. The REINS Act would require that Congress take an up-or-down vote on any major rules that would have more than $100 million annual economic impact.</p><p>The bill passed the GOP-controlled House last winter, but it went nowhere in the Democratic Senate. Davis announced last December he was not seeking re-election but that Young will take the lead on the REINS Act in the future.</p><p>&quot;Todd Young is one of the hardest-working and most diligent new members of Congress. He has enthusiastically championed the REINS Act at home and in Washington,&quot; Davis said in a news release. &quot;Congress has excessively delegated its constitutional responsibility for making the law of the land to unelected bureaucrats for too long.&nbsp; The REINS Act is one of the most important structural reforms to restore this accountability.&nbsp; I am confident that Congressman Young will be a tireless champion for the REINS Act going forward.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:28:03 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1127 at http://wfpl.org Davis, Bunning Endorse Webb-Edgington for Congress http://wfpl.org/post/davis-bunning-endorse-webb-edgington-congress <p>Congressman Geoff Davis and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning announced they are backing Republican congressional candidate Alecia Webb-Edgington in the crowded primary race for Kentucky&rsquo;s Fourth Congressional District seat.</p><p>The two endorsements are a needed boost for Webb-Edgington&#39;s campaign, which <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/2012/04/17/webb-edgington-says-shell-prevail-in-4th-district-race-despite-money-disadvantage/">trails third in fundraising</a> behind Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore and Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie.</p><p>Bunning held the congressional seat for 12 years before being elected to the Senate, and Davis currently holds the office, but announced his retirement late last year.</p><p>&quot;Jim Bunning and Geoff Davis have set the gold standard for principled conservative leadership in Congress and effective constituent services,&quot; says Webb-Edgington. &quot;I am truly honored to have their support and will seek to follow their example if I&rsquo;m elected.&quot; <!--more--></p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:15:50 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 35 at http://wfpl.org