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Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) today applauded House passage of H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, to continue the existing prohibition of most federal, state and local taxes on Internet access.
Jul 13, 2014 Press Release
"I was saddened to learn of Kenny Gray's passing on Saturday. Kenny was a larger than life advocate for southern Illinois with a legacy that brought us Rend Lake and the Interstate Highway System. In a era of bland politicians, I remember Kenny's colorful personality fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Toedy as well as his family and friends in West Frankfort and across the state."
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) praised today’s landmark Supreme Court decision to allow certain employers to opt-out of Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate and again called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release a long-overdue list of insurance policies that include coverage for abortions.
Jun 19, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) released the following statement regarding the passing of Lisa Radogno, daughter of Illinois State Senator Christine Radogno.
Jun 16, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted for House passage of legislation that helps the economy and provides certainty for small businesses regarding specific tax provisions. America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014 (HR 4457) passed Thursday on a bipartisan 272-144 vote.
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.
Sep 20, 2013 Op-Ed
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the President’s directive through his Climate Action Plan, issued a rule on September 20 that will kill the future for coal and raise costs for electricity in the future.