Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Education and the Workforce

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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.
Oct 21, 2015 Press Release
“A lot of people have gone through the program and done great things,” Shimkus said. “I'm humbled by this honor, and hope I'm worthy of it.”
Oct 15, 2015 Press Release
The delegation’s request comes in the wake of U.S. Steel’s recent announcement that they may temporarily idle operations at their Granite City Works facility.
Sep 29, 2015 Press Release
Citing the potential creation of more than 450 jobs, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is welcoming the announcement of a $142,500 Economic Development Administration investment in a commercial driver’s license truck driving course in Noble to be operated by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges.