Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Energy & Environment

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Jun 8, 2020 Press Release
The court's decision comes at a time when soybean farmers across Illinois have already begun applying dicamba to their crop in order to achieve maximum yield potential.
May 14, 2019 Press Release
The legislation is similar to H.R. 3053, which passed the House of Representatives in 2018 with bipartisan support.
Nov 21, 2018 Press Release
“The draft legislation we are sharing today enables a transition to 21st century vehicle drivetrains by bringing together both new ideas and technologies as well as long-sought reforms to existing policies,” the congressmen added. “This sets the stage to modernize federal polices and deliver a new generation of more efficient and cost-effective vehicles and engines and fuels for American consumers. We appreciate the stakeholders who have engaged in this effort and look forward to continuing to improve upon the policies and legislative language we’ve put forward for consideration and discussion.”
Aug 21, 2018 Press Release
“I’m glad to see the Trump Administration return to the principles of cooperative federalism that have successfully and impressively reduced air pollution for decades. Rather than dictate burdensome, top-down mandates on the states, the Affordable Clean Energy rule seeks to empower states to continue reducing emissions in ways that best fit their various energy portfolios.”
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
“The Department of Energy is depressing the uranium market through its uranium bartering program,” Shimkus said after the hearing. “Rather than fully funding the department’s cleanup programs through the annual appropriations process, DOE trades some of the uranium it owns for the cost of certain cleanup projects.”
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
“This is a huge win for farmers and rural communities in Illinois. Congress never intended for EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to have jurisdiction over ditches, creeks and man-made ponds. I applaud President Trump and Administrator Pruitt for reversing this Obama Administration power grab, and for protecting the rights and the livelihoods of my constituents.”
Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was selected to chair the panel’s Environment Subcommittee for another six-year term.
Dec 8, 2016 Press Release
“There is this media-driven myth that nothing good ever gets done on Capitol Hill anymore,” said Shimkus. “But if you look past the partisan bickering and hyped-up controversies that grab headlines, I think most Americans would be surprised at what the 114th Congress actually accomplished.”
Sep 19, 2016 Press Release
"I’ll continue to stand up for the American workers, families and communities that rely on coal, and fight the radical environmental agenda that threatens their way of life.”
May 26, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has been selected to take part in a conference committee to reconcile differences between House and Senate energy legislation.