Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois



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Feb 19, 2019 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing Elizabeth Weidner of Dieterich for exemplary volunteer service in her community.
Jan 17, 2019 Press Release
"My position on the fundamental right to life has never changed and never will," said Shimkus. "I supported these important pro-life bills in previous sessions of Congress, and I'm proud to support them again."
May 4, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after the House approved legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known more commonly as Obamacare.
Apr 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) met with Sarah Burton of Charleston, Illinois today. Burton is a representative of the National Cancer Registrars Association.
Mar 24, 2017 Press Release
While I’m disappointed in today’s outcome, my commitment to my constituents to follow through on the promise I made to provide relief from Obamacare is as strong as ever.
Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
In response to concerns regarding the way in which Illinois’ per capita allotment of Medicaid funds would be calculated under the American Health Care Act, Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation released the following statement.
Mar 7, 2017 Press Release
“While the vast majority of my constituents will be glad to see this costly, broken law go away, some are concerned about losing their current coverage,” Shimkus added. “I want these folks to know that vital patient protections will be preserved under the AHCA.”
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.”
Aug 24, 2016 Press Release
"Because of increasing premiums and high deductibles, people are paying more for less coverage than they did before, while the newly insured are facing limited, expensive choices on the exchanges."
Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
In June of 1973 a group of concerned residents came together to found Effingham County Right. Mrs. Koester has served as secretary of that group ever since.