Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Oversight & Investigations

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Jul 31, 2020 Press Release
In May, Illinois Republicans sent a letter to Governor Pritzker requesting information about the process for smaller units of local government to obtain federal funding sent to the state and how much funding was sent to smaller units of local government. No information was provided in response to that letter.
May 21, 2020 Press Release
Recently, a report by the National League of Cities found that Illinois continues to withhold funding from local municipalities.
Apr 25, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus wrote to Department of Housing and Urban Development Acting Inspector General Helen Albert this week requesting an investigation into whether any federal laws or regulations were violated with respect to previous business dealings of the Vermilion County Housing Authority.
Oct 7, 2015 Press Release
The subcommittee will be under the jurisdiction of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee, on which Shimkus is a senior member.
Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus joined more than 235 Members of Congress in a bipartisan letter expressing strong concern to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones about the Obama Administration’s plan to ban a popular bullet used for the AR-15.
Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) praised today’s landmark Supreme Court decision to allow certain employers to opt-out of Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate and again called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release a long-overdue list of insurance policies that include coverage for abortions.