"Implying that Russia decided our elections just to get a few retweets is irresponsible and undermines American voters who decided both the last election and in 2016. Our voting machines were not hacked, and ballots were not altered by Russia. Implying otherwise can be seen as a political tool wielded to prevent American voters from trusting in their own election process. Instead of misleading tweets, I wish Speaker Pelosi would work with Republicans to pass the bipartisan reforms I have put forth."
"I am disappointed to see a program with such good intentions be so poorly administered,” said Ranking Member Davis. “Automatic Voter Registration has the potential to encourage more voter participation, but as we’ve seen, if it’s not carefully administered, it can have major consequences on the integrity of our elections. This egregious error further highlights the need for states to regularly update their registration rolls and how H.R. 1, which federally mandates processes like Automatic Voter Registration for every state, can have serious issues for states with even less infrastructure than Illinois. I’m planning to convene a listening session, through the Committee on House Administration, where I hope to hear from the IL Secretary of State about how he intends to solve this error and reassure Illinois voters that non-citizens are not being registered to vote.”
Jan 16, 2020 Press Release
"I applaud the FBI for committing to keep our election officials informed if any of their election systems are breached by a foreign agent or any other hacker. This new policy, which is similar to what I introduced in my own bill, is a great step to ensuring our elections remain secure by increasing our communication between federal, state, and local jurisdictions and protecting the validity of election results," said Ranking Member Davis. "Our election stakeholders are taking action to protect American voters, and I hope our committee will be able to come together to amplify these efforts with strong, bipartisan election legislation."
Jan 10, 2020 Press Release
"In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, I rise today to recognize the officers of the U.S. Capitol Police force for their heroic actions to save lives as part of their highly-trained and committed service to this Congressional community throughout 2019."
"Since the 2016 presidential election, both Congress and states have made strong efforts to ensure our voting systems are more secure. States are receiving the funding they need to update outdated technology and bolster their election security efforts. We should be proud of these efforts and focus on areas where the federal government can continue to assist states," said Ranking Member Davis. "Certain election components, like online centralized voter registration databases, didn't exist when the Help America Vote Act, Congress' last major election overhaul, was initially passed in 2002. It’s been almost 20 years since this law has been updated, and with the recent developments in election security and technology, it’s time to modernize these regulations.
Dec 19, 2019 Press Release
“My goal since becoming Ranking Member of the House Administration Committee this Congress has been to make the House work better for Members, so they can more effectively represent their districts. A key component of that effort is ensuring effective communication between Members of Congress and their constituents,” said Ranking Member Davis (R-Ill.). “I applaud Susan and Bryan for their work overhauling the outdated regulations that govern Members’ official communications. These updates will modernize and streamline communications, and I look forward to seeing them implemented in the House in the coming weeks.”
Dec 19, 2019 Press Release
"Democrats should not be allowed to continue putting their political priorities ahead of their official conduct within the House of Representatives. I am voting to deny the contract for this political consultant and advise that if the Judiciary Committee wants to substitute consultants as staff, then they should be transparent and quit outsourcing impeachment responsibilities, hire them as official staff, and ensure that all applicable disclosure of conflicts is not hidden from the American taxpayer as it has been for the last year."
Dec 17, 2019 Press Release
"I'm thankful that states are finally getting the funding they asked for to help bolster their election security efforts. Providing flexible grants that will allow states to decide how to use their resources to upgrade their election and cyber security with a percentage match from states is what I hoped to accomplish in my own bill that my colleagues across the aisle unfortunately refused to consider," said Ranking Member Davis. "Regardless of how it's passed in Congress, I'm pleased states are finally getting the resources they need, thanks to Republicans and Democrats coming together...
Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), along with Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), released the following statements congratulating J. Brett Blanton upon receiving the nomination to become the new Architect of the Capitol (AOC). Mr. Blanton has over 25 years of experience in the public sector, retiring from the Navy as a Commander in the Civil Engineer Corps, and most recently serving as Deputy Vice President of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
Dec 6, 2019 Press Release
H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, is the fourth partisan attempt by this majority to federalize our elections. One thing all four of these partisan bills have in common is they all have good titles. But in October, the majority jammed through H.R. 4617, the SHIELD Act, an attempt to federally hijack campaign finance law in this country. In June, the majority jammed through H.R. 2722, the SAFE Act, an attempt to federally hijack election infrastructure in this country. And in February, the majority jammed through H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a piece of legislation, that as introduced, would fund all our campaigns with tax dollars from hard working Americans.Catchy titles can’t hide the facts, and the facts are that these four bills are bad, partisan policy that would negatively affect the American people.