Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois



More on Telecommunications

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
The legislation, H.R. 3375, requires that phone carriers implement call authentication technology so consumers can trust their caller ID again, and allows carriers to offer call blocking services with no additional line item or charge to the consumer.
Aug 7, 2017 Press Release
Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating and an application or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Congressional App Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in coding and computer science.
Sep 30, 2016 Op-Ed
Much like the Framers of our Constitution sought to balance the influence and power that competing factions like political parties, unions or trade groups could exert on our Republic, ICANN’s ‘multi-stakeholder’ structure seeks to prevent any one entity – be it a multinational corporation or a government – from gaining control of the DNS.
Sep 12, 2016 Press Release
After reviewing the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) latest set-top box proposal, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement.
Aug 8, 2016 Event

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) and AT&T will host a senior citizen tech day at the CRIS Healthy-Aging Center (309 North Franklin) in Danville on Monday, August 3.  

“Smart phones and the apps they run have changed the way we get our news, entertainment and stay connected with friends and family,” said Shimkus. “I’m pleased to be part of this event to help seniors get the most out of new technologies.”

Aug 3, 2016 Event
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) and AT&T will host a senior citizen tech day at the Lifespan Center in Charleston on Wednesday, August 3.
Jun 14, 2016 Press Release
There’s a better way to protect consumers from blocking and throttling without stifling innovation or delaying build-out. That way requires action by Congress.
May 25, 2016 Press Release
“Today’s decision is a stern rebuke of an FCC that has often put rural Americans at a disadvantage in their rulemaking. I’m particularly pleased the court struck down FCC’s joint sales agreement order that blatantly ignored the bipartisan intent of Congress.”
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.
Nov 18, 2015 Op-Ed
Policies that encourage a greater, more diverse supply of resources will expand the availability of those resources and lower the costs to consumers. This premise is as true for coal, oil and renewable fuels as it is for cable, fiber and wireless networks.