Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Aug 11, 2017 Press Release
“The news media will spend days on their scandals and controversies, but they often can’t find the time to cover the important successes and compromises in Washington,” Shimkus said. “But when you look at more than 250 bills passed by the House this year, including 42 bills President Trump signed into law, there’s no question Congress and the Administration are making good on our promises to our constituents.”
Aug 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman for her 16 years of continuing service on the Illinois Supreme Court as well as Vermilion County renaming the county courthouse in her honor.

Aug 7, 2017 Press Release
Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating and an application or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Congressional App Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in coding and computer science.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
“This is a huge win for farmers and rural communities in Illinois. Congress never intended for EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to have jurisdiction over ditches, creeks and man-made ponds. I applaud President Trump and Administrator Pruitt for reversing this Obama Administration power grab, and for protecting the rights and the livelihoods of my constituents.”
Jun 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus praised today’s final passage of the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.
Sep 30, 2016 Op-Ed
Much like the Framers of our Constitution sought to balance the influence and power that competing factions like political parties, unions or trade groups could exert on our Republic, ICANN’s ‘multi-stakeholder’ structure seeks to prevent any one entity – be it a multinational corporation or a government – from gaining control of the DNS.
Feb 8, 2016 Op-Ed
Since reaching the peak of his political power, President Obama has not only left his downstate Illinois constituents behind, his policies have destroyed their livelihoods and devastated their local communities.
Nov 18, 2015 Op-Ed
Policies that encourage a greater, more diverse supply of resources will expand the availability of those resources and lower the costs to consumers. This premise is as true for coal, oil and renewable fuels as it is for cable, fiber and wireless networks.
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.

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