Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

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Jul 10, 2020 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing St. Joseph-Ogden softball standout Bailey Dowling, who recently was named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Illinois.
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Jul 7, 2020 Press Release
"This year's tax filing deadline is July 15," Shimkus said. "So if you haven't filed yet, I strongly encourage you to file electronically – especially if you're expecting a refund."
Jun 29, 2020 Press Release
"On April 3, 2020, Mitch Stanciu, Bob Schafer, Jim Geldert, and Brock Cook were out on a service call when the customer, a veteran from the Vietnam War, collapsed to the ground," Shimkus noted. "The team rushed over, and Schafer and Stanciu, who both knew first aid, rendered assistance."
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Jun 22, 2020 Press Release
"With many previously scheduled blood drives cancelled due to the pandemic, the Red Cross continues to face a shortage of blood," Shimkus said. "Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood."
Jun 9, 2020 Press Release
“America’s inland waterway systems are vital supply chains for energy resources and agricultural commodities,” said Shimkus. “This federal investment will help keep those goods moving efficiently to and from the St. Louis region.”
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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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