Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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May 4, 2016 Press Release
Megan Hodge, a student of John Gabb who attends St. Anthony High School in Effingham, was selected as this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner from the Illinois 15th Congressional District.
May 4, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus, a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in reaction to Houston, Texas-based Dynegy’s decision to shut down multiple central and southern Illinois coal-fired power plants:
Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus voted today to require that government and law enforcement officials obtain a warrant before accessing American citizens’ electronic communications.
Mar 22, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent congressional record recognizing the St. Joseph-Ogden Boys Basketball Team.
Mar 14, 2016 Press Release
Ratcheting up pressure on the State Department, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supported bipartisan House legislation today to recognize the atrocities committed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, as acts of genocide.
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.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:30pm
Case-Halstead Public Library | Maddox Room
550 6th Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
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Norris City, IL 62869
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Fairfield, IL 62837