Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

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Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Unity High School Girls Cross Country Team, who won the 2017 Class 1A IHSA State Championship.  

“I would like to congratulate the entire Unity Girls Cross Country Team, as well as Head Coach Kara Leaman, on their victory and a superb end to a great season,” Shimkus said. “I wish the team and their coach all the best in the future.”

Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Mahomet-Seymour High School Boys Cross Country Team, who are the 2017 Class 2A IHSA State Champions.  

“It is an honor for me to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Mahomet-Seymour High School Boys Cross Country Team in winning the 2017 state cross country title,” Shimkus said. “I wish the team and their coach all the best in the future.”

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Massac County High School girls golf team for winning the 2017 IHSA Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament.  

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Charleston High School boys golf team for winning the 2017 IHSA Class 2A Boys State Golf Tournament.  

“I want to extend my congratulations to Head Coach Randy Hapster and to team members Keegan Gowin, Ben Lanman, Robert Rardin, Preston Smith, Blake Wolfe, and Zach Will,” Shimkus said. “They should all be very proud of their accomplishments this season and I wish them nothing but the best for the future.”

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record yesterday honoring the 150th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Troy, Illinois.

“I rise today to acknowledge an important milestone for St. Paul’s,” Shimkus said. “I wish it, and its pastor, the Reverend Michael Schuessler, the very best as they celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary.”

The full statement in the congressional record can be found HERE

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.

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) recognized Angela McQueen for her heroic actions at Mattoon High School on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday.

Angela saved the lives of Mattoon High School students when she tackled, eventually disarmed and held the assailant on the ground until law enforcement arrived after the student gunman opened fire in the cafeteria.

Aug 11, 2017 Press Release
“The news media will spend days on their scandals and controversies, but they often can’t find the time to cover the important successes and compromises in Washington,” Shimkus said. “But when you look at more than 250 bills passed by the House this year, including 42 bills President Trump signed into law, there’s no question Congress and the Administration are making good on our promises to our constituents.”
Apr 4, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Okawville High School boys’ basketball team for their second place finish in the Illinois State Basketball Tournament.
Apr 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced recent staff departures, promotions and hires in his Washington, DC office.