Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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May 26, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has been selected to take part in a conference committee to reconcile differences between House and Senate energy legislation.
May 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after requesting the Congressional Record reflect that his vote on the Maloney Amendment, As Amended by Pitts Amendment was recorded incorrectly on the night of Wednesday, May 25:

May 25, 2016 Press Release
“Today’s decision is a stern rebuke of an FCC that has often put rural Americans at a disadvantage in their rulemaking. I’m particularly pleased the court struck down FCC’s joint sales agreement order that blatantly ignored the bipartisan intent of Congress.”
May 24, 2016 Press Release
Legislation introduced by Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) to update the way the United States assesses and manages the risks posed by chemicals and the products that contain them passed the House.
May 18, 2016 Press Release
“The parishioners of St. Paul’s feel devoted to their parish and to each other, as generations have worshipped together as members of an extended family,” Shimkus said.
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.
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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:30am
Office of Congressman Shimkus
101 North 4th Street, Suite 303
Effingham, IL 62401
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:00am
Okawville Senior Center
305 N. Nashville Street
Okawville, IL 62271
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 1:30pm
Office of Representative Cavaletto
1370 W. Main Street
Salem, IL 62881