Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Apr 16, 2015 Press Release
The legislation, H.R. 1105, passed the House 240-179.
Mar 27, 2015 Press Release
The plant will idle for an undetermined amount time on May 28th, affecting 2,080 workers.
Mar 26, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R, Illinois-13), Cheri Bustos (D, Illinois-17), John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), Mike Bost (R, Illinois-12), and Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois-16) today announced with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D, Illinois) and Mark Kirk (R, Illinois) the reintroduction of the Fairness in Federal Disaster Declarations Act to reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster declaration process and bring fairness to our small communities in larger states like Illinois.
Mar 25, 2015 Press Release
The House FY2016 Budget Resolution calls for $5.5 trillion in spending cuts and a simpler, fairer tax code to balance the federal budget in under a decade.
Mar 18, 2015 Press Release
“Allowing for greater interaction among the commissioners would enable the FCC to more efficiently carry out its responsibilities and more effectively consider the costs and benefits of proposed regulations.”
Feb 24, 2015 Op-Ed
Despite all the president’s rhetoric about middle-class economics, the reality is that the majority of middle-class families pay more and get less as a result of his policies.
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.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
Edwards County Courthouse Board Room
50 East Main Street
Albion, IL 62806
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00am
City Hall
202 North 2nd Street
Altamont, IL 62411
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:30am
Village Hall
201 North State Street
Westville, IL 61883