Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Education and the Workforce

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Aug 7, 2017 Press Release
Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating and an application or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Congressional App Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in coding and computer science.
Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due by April 28.
Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
“Under new leadership, the Golconda Job Corp Center is already making significant improvements,” the letter says. “[E]nsuring the program is operating at full capacity will be critical to positive, long-term changes at the center.”
Jan 11, 2017 Press Release
The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
Aug 30, 2016 Press Release
“As the school year begins, many students are thinking about what’s next. As a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, I am eager to provide information and assistance with nominations to the military academies,” said Shimkus.
May 13, 2016 Press Release
"President Obama is abusing the power of his office to substitute his preferences for the wisdom and judgement of parents, teachers, principals and local school officials who know their students and communities best."
Feb 9, 2016 Press Release
"This simple, common-sense bill benefits both the VA and my constituents in Danville, Illinois."
Feb 2, 2016 Press Release
"As a West Point graduate, I am very proud of these young men and women for considering an academy for their college choice and am grateful for the honor of being able to nominate them," Shimkus said.
Dec 3, 2015 Press Release
In the flurry of legislative business before the year’s end, the House passed two bills this week to reauthorize transportation infrastructure funding and restore local control of primary and secondary education.
Oct 26, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) signed a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asking the agency to rescind its reinterpretation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) program that could put a strain on small and medium sized fertilizer facilities.