Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois



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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.
Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus voted today to require that government and law enforcement officials obtain a warrant before accessing American citizens’ electronic communications.
Feb 4, 2016 Press Release
Operation Choke Point is an Obama Administration scheme to coerce banks and other financial institutions into cutting off relationships with legal businesses the administration dislikes.
Jan 5, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a lifelong supporter of the 2nd Amendment with a lifetime “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA), released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s proposed executive actions on guns.
Jan 14, 2015 Press Release
“Today’s votes on amendments to the DHS funding bill -- including two key amendments offered by Representatives Aderholt and Blackburn -- put the brakes on the president’s unconstitutional actions while giving our homeland security officials the resources they need to secure our borders.”
Nov 20, 2014 Press Release
Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL-6), Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) , John Shimkus (R-IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), and Aaron Schock (R-IL-18) today released the following statement reacting to President Obama’s announcement that he will be using an executive order to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants.