Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Sep 10, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is now accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the United States military academies. High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested should apply now for summer 2015 admission.
Sep 9, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) voted today in support of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. H.R. 5078 would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from expanding their jurisdiction over lesser bodies of water never intended for regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Sep 5, 2014 Press Release
Congressmen John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) and Rodney Davis (R-Illinois-13) heard from medical experts and patient advocates today during a roundtable discussion of how to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of new cures and treatments. The event, part of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cures initiative, was hosted by the SIU School of Medicine.
Aug 7, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is inviting area veterans to join him at his Veterans Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday, August 19, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5694 in Highland.
Jul 31, 2014 Press Release
“This legislation will improve access to health care and to increase the level of care given to our veterans.”
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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:30am
Fisher Village Hall
100 East School Street
Fisher, IL 61843
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:30am
Louisville Village Hall
177 South Main Street
Louisville, IL 62858