Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

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Nov 26, 2014 Press Release
With a price tag of $3.4 trillion in lost economic output and 2.9 million lost jobs by 2040, American manufacturers have warned this could be the most expensive regulation ever written.
Nov 20, 2014 Press Release
Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL-6), Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) , John Shimkus (R-IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), and Aaron Schock (R-IL-18) today released the following statement reacting to President Obama’s announcement that he will be using an executive order to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants.
Nov 19, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) joined over two dozen Members of Congress in a letter to President Obama expressing concern about the Administration’s plan to take executive action on immigration reform.
Nov 17, 2014 Press Release
A total of 73 tornadoes were confirmed throughout the Midwest on November 17, 2013, claiming eight lives and inflicting much of their damage on areas represented by Congressmen Shimkus and Schock.
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Nov 10, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) mourned the loss of three prominent Illinois public figures this past weekend. Southern Illinois University Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela as well as former Congressmen Lane Evans and Phil Crane all passed away separately since Wednesday.
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.

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