Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois



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Dec 18, 2019 Press Release
The congressman opposes both articles of impeachment.
Oct 31, 2019 Press Release
"Democratic leaders know they are not able to impeach President Trump using open and fair procedures," Shimkus said. "They simply are drawing out the illegitimate process they have created in order to keep 'impeachment' in the headlines and damage the President as much as possible.
Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
The congressman also cosponsored the EL CHAPO Act, to use amounts forfeited to the United States through the prosecution of the Mexican drug lord for security measures along the Southern border — including the completion of a border wall.
Jul 10, 2018 Press Release
"I strongly support the President's choice of Judge Kavanaugh."
Jun 22, 2018 Press Release
The immigration debate is far from settled, and I look forward to continuing to work through the legislative process toward a solution that is just and fair.
Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) praised the passage of H.R 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which allows law-abiding citizens with a concealed carry permit in one state to carry in another state without the fear of breaking the law.

“The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (HR 38) is a common sense solution and I am proud to be a cosponsor of the bill,” Shimkus said.  “If you can legally carry in Illinois, you should be allowed to carry in other states.”

Oct 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In the wake of legislation signed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner that would allow for the use of taxpayer money to cover an unlimited number of abortions anytime for any reason, members of the Illinois Republican Congressional Delegation voted to advance bipartisan legislation H.R. 36 – the Unborn Pain-Capable Child Protection Act – to restrict abortions 20 weeks or more after conception, the point at which unborn fetuses can feel pain.

Aug 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman for her 16 years of continuing service on the Illinois Supreme Court as well as Vermilion County renaming the county courthouse in her honor.

“I have come to know Justice Garman over the last few years and applaud her for many years of dedication to upholding the law and pursuing justice,” Shimkus said. “I want to personally congratulate her for this recognition by Vermilion County.”

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release
"I congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his confirmation as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch will bring the same respect for the rule of law and fidelity to our Constitution as the late Justice Scalia, whose seat on the court he will fill. President Trump made an outstanding choice."
Jun 23, 2016 Press Release
In April, Shimkus voted to authorize the House of Representatives to take legal action in the case by filing an amicus brief with the court.