REIS HOSTS ID THEFT SEMINARS IN FAIRFIELD AND OLNEY

State Representative David Reis addresses constituents in attendance for a seminar covering the topic of identity theft and how consumers can protect themselves. The event was held in Fairfield in conjunction with the Illinois Attorney General's office.

State Representative David Reis addresses constituents in attendance for a seminar covering the topic of identity theft and how consumers can protect themselves. The event was held in Olney in conjunction
with the Illinois Attorney General's office.
Richland County Sheriff Andy Hires addresses constituents in attendance for a seminar covering the topic of identity theft and how consumers can protect themselves. The event was held in Olney by State Representative David Reis in conjunction with the Illinois Attorney General's office.
State Representative David Reis addresses constituents in attendance for a seminar covering the topic of identity theft and how consumers can protect themselves. The event was held on Tuesday in Mount Carmel in conjunction with the Illinois Attorney General's office. 

State Representative David Reis addresses constituents in attendance for a seminar covering the topic of identity theft and how consumers can protect themselves. The event was held in Mt. Carmel in conjunction with the Illinois Attorney General's office. 


Olney....State Representative David Reis would like to announce traveling office hours, where the Representative’s Staff will be available in your community to address any constituent concerns on Thursday November 2, 2017.

Traveling Office Hours for Thursday November 2nd , 2017

Flora City Hall
131 East 2nd St.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Teutopolis City Hall
106 West Main Street
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Representative Reis would also like to remind residents they are welcome to call or stop by his district office anytime in Olney to address any concerns they may have.

Office Hours: District Office
219 E. Main St., Olney
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Closed 12 to 1 for lunch
Phone: 618-392-0108   Fax: 618-392-0107
e-mail: david@davidreis.org
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OLNEY.... State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) has announced that his office will host identity theft seminars in 4 communities in the month of November. The seminars are offered in conjunction with the Illinois Attorney General's office. Reis hopes residents can benefit from the information being presented on one of the biggest threats facing consumers in America today.

“Identity theft is a growing issue in our country, especially for senior citizens," Reis said. "With the recently announced attack on the credit reporting agency Equifax, tens of millions of Americans are now at risk for identity theft. ID theft can result in the loss of money, time, and overall personal security. Consumers need to be protected."

Reis says he is offering the seminars free of charge to  residents in Mt. Carmel, Carmi, Fairfield and Olney in the month of November. He hopes the public will take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the very real risks posed by identity thieves.

"I think we're all becoming more and more aware that the threat of identity theft is real," Reis said.
"We want seniors to have the tools and information they need to protect their identity and to stop identity crimes being perpetrated against them. So, we're going out to meet with them in their communities to help make this information as accessible as possible."

Details on the upcoming identity theft seminars are below.
Mt. Carmel Identity Theft Seminar
When: Tuesday November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Mt. Carmel Senior Center, 115 E. 3rd Street in Mt. Carmel

Carmi Identity Theft Seminar
When: Tuesday November 14, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Where: Wabash Christian Village, 216 College Blvd. in Carmi

Fairfield  Identity Theft Seminar
When: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Fairfield Senior Center, "The Kontiki", 211 S.E. 2nd Street in Fairfield

Olney Identity Theft Seminar
When: Friday November 17, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Olney Senior Center, 308 E. Main Street in Olney

If residents have questions or if they wish to RSVP, please call Representative Reis' office at
618-392-0108.
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OLNEY… In response to the recent signing of House Bill 40, a new state law that will spend millions of our tax dollars for abortion on demand, State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) is sponsoring legislation to repeal the law and ban taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois.

“As a husband, a father, and a child of and believer in God, my opposition to this law goes to the core of who I am,” Rep. Reis said. “The people of my district overwhelmingly expressed their opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions. They believe, like I do, that a life begins at conception and no one has a right to take that life, let alone use taxpayer dollars to pay for it.”

Representative Reis filed House Bill 4108 to repeal the changes made to state law by House Bill 40, thereby reaffirming Illinois’ pro-life policy stance. Reis is also sponsoring legislation that would ban the use of taxpayer funds for abortion on demand.

Reis cited a moral imperative to oppose the new law and pointed out that the potential cost to the State of Illinois could be in the tens of millions of dollars.

Nearly 40,000 abortions occurred in Illinois in 2015 according to the most recent data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Estimates have shown that HB 40 could cost Illinois taxpayers an extra $30-$60 million annually. Aside from the potential cost, Reis noted that the law allows for unprecedented taxpayer funding of what he calls ‘barbaric’ abortive practices at the same time Illinois currently owes almost $16 billion in unpaid bills to medical providers and other vendors.

“During my lifetime our laws have moved from allowing abortions in the 1st trimester, then the 2nd, then the 3rd trimester, and now the Chicago politicians want taxpayers to pay for it,” Reis said. “This law is an assault on the unborn and an affront to hard-working taxpayers. HB 40 provides for taxpayer-funded abortions on demand and the barbaric practice of partial birth abortion. We have a moral and fiscal responsibility to repeal it immediately.”

Please visit www.davidreis.org for more information about Representative Reis’ opposition to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.


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Olney....State Representative David Reis would like to announce traveling office hours, where a member of the Representative’s Staff will be available in your community to address any constituent concerns on Wednesday October 25th, 2017.

Traveling Office Hours for Wednesday October 25th, 2017

Grayville City Hall-Council Chambers
122 South Court
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Carmi City Hall-Council Chambers
225 E. Main St.
1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Representative Reis would also like to remind local residents they are welcome to call or stop by his district office anytime in Olney to address any concerns they may have.

Office Hours:
District Office 
219 E. Main St. 
PO Box 189
Olney, Illinois     62450
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Closed 12 to 1 for lunch

Phone: 618-392-0108   Fax: 618-392-0107
E-mail: david@davidreis.org

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OLNEY… State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) filed House Resolution 627 this week in opposition to the use of taxpayer funds for the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago.

Reis’ resolution makes clear that with a $15 billion backlog of unpaid bills, the State of Illinois cannot afford to spend $100 million from taxpayer funds on this project.

“Speaker Madigan and the Democrats are at it again – hatching a plan to divert $100 million in state road funds to help fund the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago,” Rep. Reis said. “It’s quite unbelievable. We’re going through tough times. Our bills aren’t being paid; a lot of things aren’t being funded. People are upset. Meanwhile, the Chicago Democrats come at us with another Road Fund diversion like this.”

The Chicago Sun-Times and NBC Chicago have reported  that House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) proposed spending $100 million in capital funds for the Obama Presidential Library during a recent legislative leaders meeting. Republicans believe the proposal will take money earmarked for IDOT construction projects to help fund the library’s construction.

“This proposal is bad for two reasons. First, we need to be focusing financially on our roads and bridges. Second of all, the people of Illinois passed a constitutional amendment last year protecting the Road Fund to only be used for transportation issues. Lo and behold, the Speaker crafted his proposal to use the money for roads and access into the Obama Library. Really? We need to be spending our money on roads and bridges throughout Illinois. This is just another bad proposal by the Speaker,” said Reis.

Representative Reis announced that he is leading a petition drive in opposition to this $100 million giveaway of our transportation funds to Chicago. Reis’ petition states that the signers of the petition oppose taking tax dollars away from our communities to help pay for the Obama Library.

“We are going to be circulating petitions throughout the district in opposition to taxpayer funding for this project,” Reis said. “The people of Illinois thought they made their case with House Bill 40. We’re going to put it in writing this time. We’re asking people to sign their opposition to $100 million of our tax dollars going to the Obama Library.”

Persons interested in signing the petition can attain copies by calling Rep. Reis at 618-392-0108 or by visiting www.davidreis.org.

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Olney....State Representative David Reis would like to announce traveling office hours, where hewill be available in your community to address any constituent concerns on Wednesday, October 11th.

Traveling Office Hours will be Wednesday October 11th, 2017

Albion
Farm Bureau Building
15 South 5th St.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Mt.Carmel City Hall
Council Chambers
219 N. Market St.
1:30 p.m. to 2:30p.m.

Representative Reis would also like to remind local residents they are welcome to call or stop by his district office anytime in Olney to address any concerns they may have.

Office Hours: District Office
219 E. Main St.PO Box 189
Olney, Illinois 62450
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Closed 12 to 1 for lunch
Phone: 618-392-0108   Fax: 618-392-0107
E-mail: david@davidreis.org

State Representative David Reis would like to announce traveling office hours, where he will be available in your community to address any constituent concerns.

Traveling Office Hours: Bridgeport City Hall, Bridgeport, IL
235 Washington St.
                                Tuesday October 17th 
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lawrenceville City Hall, Lawrenceville, IL
700 State Street
Tuesday October 17th
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Representative Reis would also like to remind local residents they are welcome to call or stop by his district office anytime in Olney to address any concerns they may have.

Office Hours: District Office is located at 219 E. Main St. in Olney
Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Closed 12 to 1 for lunch
Phone: 392-0108 or Fax: 392-0107 or david@davidreis.org

State Representative David Reis would like to announce traveling office hours, where the Representative’s Staff will be available in your community to address any constituent concerns.

Traveling Office Hours:

Fairfield City Hall
109 North East 2nd St.
Thursday October 5th
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Wayne City Community Center
103 Mill St.
Thursday October 5th
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Representative Reis would also like to remind local residents they are welcome to call or stop by his district office in Olney to address any concerns they may have.

The office is located at 219 E. Main St. in Olney.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also reach the district office by phone at 392-0108 or e-mail at david@davidreis.org to set up an appointment.

Reis Urges Constituents to Join Him in Opposition to Taxpayer-Funded Abortions on Demand

Olney….State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) is calling on his constituents to join him in forcefully urging Governor Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that would vastly expand access to elective, taxpayer-funded abortions in Illinois. Reis voted NO on House Bill 40 back in April, but the bill narrowly passed the House and Senate and was transferred to the Governor’s desk this week.

Reis cited a moral imperative to oppose the bill and pointed out that the potential cost to the State of Illinois could be in the tens of millions of dollars.

“First of all, I’m a husband, a father, and a child of and believer in God,” Reis said. “My opposition to this bill goes to the core of who I am. The people of my district have overwhelmingly expressed their opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions. They believe, like I do, that a life begins at conception and no one has a right to take that life, let alone use taxpayer dollars to pay for it.”

During a lengthy and passionate debate on HB 40 on the House floor, the bill’s chief sponsor, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) admitted that the bill would expand the use of Medicaid to pay for elective abortions, including partial birth abortion procedures into the third trimester of pregnancy.

The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) has estimated that provision of the bill could result in an extra $60 million of Medicaid spending to cover abortions per year. Aside from the potential yearly cost, Reis notes that HB 40 allows for unprecedented taxpayer funding of what he calls ‘barbaric’ abortive practices at the same time Illinois currently owes $16 billion in unpaid bills to medical providers and other vendors.

“During my lifetime our laws have moved from allowing abortions in the 1st trimester, then the 2nd, then the 3rd trimester, and now we allow partial birth abortion and the Democrats want the taxpayers to pay for it,” Reis said. “This bill is an assault on the unborn and an affront to taxpayers. HB 40 provides taxpayer-funded abortions on demand and the barbaric practice of partial birth abortion at every stage of pregnancy. I believe the people of my district should join me and call the Governor and tell him he must immediately veto HB 40.”

Reis is urging his constituents to contact Governor Rauner’s office to tell him to immediately veto
HB 40. The Governor’s office can be reached by calling 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121.

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Springfield….Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) was recently joined in Springfield by White County resident Valinda Rowe to provide testimony before the House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee.  Reis and Rowe discussed SB 1524, a bill to ease concealed carry restrictions on active duty military members.

“The way the law reads now, nonresident active military personnel who are stationed in Illinois cannot apply for a concealed carry permit,” Reis said. “These are the same individuals who are defending our country yet they cannot defend themselves with a concealed carry option.”
Illinois does not offer reciprocity or recognition of concealed carry licenses with any other state.

In order to carry a concealed firearm in Illinois, a non-law enforcement individual must hold an Illinois Concealed Carry License.

Reis says SB 1524 would simply allow these military personnel the right to apply for a concealed carry permit just like Illinois residents.

“We trust our soldiers to carry weapons in defense of our country. These folks should not be denied the right to an Illinois permit because of an unintended consequence of our four year old law,” Reis said.

Reis says the purpose of the subject matter hearing was to educate the members of the Committee on the need for a change in Illinois law. The bill remains in Committee awaiting a vote as end of session discussions continue.

The legislation can be found at www.ilga.gov
Rep. Reis and Mike and Valinda Rowe of Carmi following testimony before the House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee

Springfield….Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) cast a resounding no vote on Tuesday when on a bill that would radically expand access to elective, taxpayer-funded abortions. HB 40 on Tuesday. Reis spoke against the abortion-on-demand legislation, citing moral objections and the potential for explosive future cost increases to Medicaid.
“I am a proud pro-life legislator,” Reis said. “I have stood on this House floor many times before in defense of the rights of the unborn and will continue to do so. Our taxpayer dollars should not be used in this way. The people of Illinois should not be forced to subsidize the termination of the innocent lives of the unborn.”
During debate questioning, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) admitted that the bill will expand the use of Medicaid to pay for elective abortions. The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) has estimated that the bill could result in an extra $60 million of Medicaid spending to cover abortions per year.
“The bill’s sponsor admitted that the bill allows women to choose abortions for any reason, during any stage of pregnancy,” Reis said. “This law would allow for taxpayer-funded abortion on demand. Our budget crisis alone should be enough to convince people to reject this kind of law. We can’t afford to spend one more dollar, let alone $60 million more for this barbaric practice.”
Also on Tuesday, hundreds of women descended on Springfield to march in support of equal pay for women, expanded abortion access, and a host of other issues. Reis says he was discouraged by the callous lack of self-awareness shown by the supporters of HB 40 and the women rallying at the Capitol on Tuesday.
“I found it incredibly sad that on ‘Women’s Day’ in Springfield, this kind of bill was debated,” Reis said. “There was no recognition by the sponsors of this bill or the marchers that millions of women’s lives were never even begun because abortion ended their lives. As a society, we are called to protect the most vulnerable among us. I believe to my core that protecting unborn children is of the highest of callings.”

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Springfield....State Representative David Reis (R - Willow Hill) is pictured here with Carmi resident and newly crowned Miss Illinois Teen USA Olivia Bohleber. Bohleber was in Springfield on Thursday February 16 to visit with lawmakers and share her platform. Olivia is currently a junior at Carmi High School. She is actively involved in cheerleading, track and field, Girls' Athletic Club, Student Council, KEY Club, STEM Club, Math Team, and the Maroon Platoon. As part of her duties as Miss Illinois Teen USA, Olivia is advocating on behalf of Operation Christmas Child and the Warriors for Ross Foundation which helps children suffering from pancreatic cancer.

"I want to thank Olivia for sharing time with us in Springfield and for visiting the House floor," Reis said. "Her resume is quite impressive already and the future is bright for her. I am very proud to have Miss Illinois Teen USA as a resident of my district. She is an excellent ambassador for the issues she cares so deeply about and I wish her the best of luck during this year of her reign."