|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois’s 17th district
January 3, 1983 â€“ January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||George M. O’Brien|
|Succeeded by||Phil Hare|
|Born||Lane Allen Evans
August 4, 1951
Rock Island, Illinois
|Died||November 5, 2014
East Moline, Illinois
|Residence||Rock Island, Illinois|
|Alma mater||Augustana College, Georgetown University|
Ethanol has reduced our nation's dependence on imported energy, created thousands of jobs, reduced air pollution, and increased energy security. And renewable fuels cost less at the pump. It is a growth fuel that fuels opportunities for millions of Americans.
World War II was a decisive time in our history and June 6, 1944, marked the decisive moment of the war.
A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty.
The Commission's findings underscore that the nation is still vulnerable to attack and that we must move more quickly to make us safer. We must take the Commission's work and use it to make certain that such horrific attacks never occur again.
Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines and their families, this Nation, along with our allies around the world, would not stand so boldly, shine so brightly and live so freely.