Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Appropriations & Budget

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Jul 31, 2020 Press Release
In May, Illinois Republicans sent a letter to Governor Pritzker requesting information about the process for smaller units of local government to obtain federal funding sent to the state and how much funding was sent to smaller units of local government. No information was provided in response to that letter.
Jun 3, 2020 Press Release
“Congress did not intend for the funds provided through the Paycheck Protection Program to supplement state budgets by offsetting the cost they pay for services through private nonprofit service providers."
May 15, 2020 Press Release
No governor should be allowed to withhold federal funds appropriated by Congress for local communities that allow small businesses to reopen in accordance with federal health guidelines.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Further action by Congress may be required before life returns to normal, but the rush to leverage this situation to reverse 200 years of House precedent and advance partisan political priorities like cash payments to illegal immigrants and nationwide vote-by-mail mandates is shameful and an affront to the Constitution.
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.