Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Armed Services & Foreign Affairs

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Sep 11, 2020 Press Release
The Minuteman missile outside the former Chanute Air Force Base will remain in Rantoul thanks to the efforts of local leaders, veterans, the U.S. Air Force, and the Office of Congressman John Shimkus.
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."
Sep 7, 2018 Press Release
“I encourage young men and women with any level of interest to contact my office as soon as possible,” Shimkus added. “There are no fees to apply to the academies and no commitment is necessary at this point in the process.”
Aug 6, 2018 Press Release
"Our military and our veterans are better off now because of these bipartisan bills I supported and that President Trump signed into law," Shimkus said.
Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
Russia is no ally, and Vladimir Putin is no friend, of the United States.
Apr 16, 2018 Press Release
"I remain as apprehensive of U.S. intervention against the Syrian regime as I was when I cautioned President Obama about it in 2013," Shimkus said. "While I would have preferred the president seek legislative support for last night’s strike, I respect and appreciate our French and British allies for joining American forces in making that powerful statement against the use of chemical weapons."
Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced his 19 nominations to the military service academies. The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
Apr 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement on yesterday’s Tomahawk missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat air base.
Jan 29, 2017 Press Release
My record on this issue is clear, and has not changed: I support a vetting process that ensures every refugee, migrant or foreign national is not a security threat prior to his or her admission to the United States.
Jan 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus administered the oath of office to Jeremy Holley of Metropolis at the congressman’s Maryville office on Monday. Holley received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves Chaplain Candidate Program.