Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Jan 22, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) voted today for H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.
Jan 20, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union Address this evening.
Jan 16, 2015 Press Release
Illinois Congressmen John Shimkus (R-15), Mike Bost (R-12), and Rodney Davis (R-13) sent a letter to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo yesterday requesting his agency consider the St. Clair County site near Scott Air Force Base for the new NGA West Facilities.
Jan 14, 2015 Press Release
“Today’s votes on amendments to the DHS funding bill -- including two key amendments offered by Representatives Aderholt (R-LA) and Blackburn (R-TN) -- put the brakes on the president’s unconstitutional actions while giving our homeland security officials the resources they need to secure our borders.”
Jan 13, 2015 Press Release
Without this change to the law, the IRS could count these volunteers toward Obamacare’s employer mandate, potentially saddling local governments and fire departments with unsustainable financial burdens and threatening public safety.
Sep 18, 2014 Op-Ed
If we prematurely abandon our commitment to oversee Internet governance, no amount of American power and influence will be able to restore what is lost: the Internet Open and Free.
Apr 30, 2014 Op-Ed
While the shale oil and gas renaissance dominates today’s energy landscape, it’s important that policymakers remember the vital contribution nuclear power makes to our nation’s energy portfolio.
Mar 27, 2014 Op-Ed
Three decades of delays have amassed more than 70,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel at more than 121 locations across more than 30 states. The American people deserve the central repository they’ve paid for, not more excuses for dodging the law.
Mar 10, 2014 Op-Ed
Freedom-loving countries must aid our Ukrainian friends to stave off Russia.
Oct 25, 2013 Op-Ed
In the wake of my vote to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling debate, I want to share my thoughts on our nation's fiscal situation as we move forward.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 1:00pm
Civic Center
700 East State Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:30am
Benton Civic Center
414 W. Hudelson Street
Benton, IL 62812