Rallying his colleagues before a vote on the budget reconciliation bill, Shimkus said it’s about time Congress followed through on promises made to the American people.
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Jan 31, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after President Trump’s first State of the Union Address:
Jan 22, 2018 Press Release
“No one wins in a shutdown. Thankfully this one is over. The bill I voted for today was exactly the same as the one I voted for last week with a change in the date. Now the government is open, our military is being paid, and children’s health care is paid for and extended for six years. Let’s get to work on a final spending bill and immigration reform. Our constituents expect nothing less.”
Jan 20, 2018 Press Release
Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to re-open the government by supporting the House-passed funding bill. The Illinois senators supported a filibuster late last night that led to a government shutdown.
Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced his 19 nominations to the military service academies. The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
Jan 12, 2018 Press Release
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until February 9 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
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.