Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Nov 30, 2015 Press Release
The bill, which helps smaller and rural communities deal with the technical and financial challenges of regulations under the Safe Water Drinking Act, passed by voice vote.
Nov 23, 2015 Press Release
“Congress never authorized a dime for this,” said Shimkus.
Nov 19, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today voted for H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.
Nov 16, 2015 Press Release
“France has been with us from the siege of Yorktown, to the beaches of Normandy, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the global war on terror,” said Shimkus. “My thoughts and prayers remain with the French people, our friends and oldest allies, during this dark time.”
Nov 6, 2015 Press Release
President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline today is based upon neither the facts nor our national interest.
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.
Mar 27, 2014 Op-Ed
Three decades of delays have amassed more than 70,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel at more than 121 locations across more than 30 states. The American people deserve the central repository they’ve paid for, not more excuses for dodging the law.

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