Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois



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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.
May 12, 2016 Press Release
“Today’s ruling reaffirms what we’ve known all along – that the Congress, not the President, holds the power of the purse. While the decision does not repeal Obamacare, it is nonetheless an important step toward restoring the Constitutional separation of powers that have been tested to their limits by the Obama Administration.”