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Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
"First and foremost, my vote today was to restore our military readiness that was neglected during the previous administration."
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.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
On Wednesday the House of Representatives approved the last ever federal spending bill based upon an Obama-era budget.
May 12, 2016 Press Release
“Today’s ruling reaffirms what we’ve known all along – that the Congress, not the President, holds the power of the purse. While the decision does not repeal Obamacare, it is nonetheless an important step toward restoring the Constitutional separation of powers that have been tested to their limits by the Obama Administration.”
Feb 2, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted Tuesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood.
Dec 18, 2015 Press Release
The tax extenders bill passed 318-109 on Thursday and the omnibus appropriations bill passed 316-113 on Friday.
Oct 28, 2015 Press Release
“By locking in the spending levels set by this deal and raising the debt limit through the end of the Obama Administration, we’re closing the door on any opportunity to further cut spending over the next two years."
Oct 23, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted in support of a budget reconciliation bill today that would withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood, repeal large portions of Obamacare and cut the deficit by $130 billion over ten years.
May 1, 2015 Press Release
Shimkus Backs Balanced Budget Agreement; Supports VA, Energy & Water Funding Measures