Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Veterans’ Affairs

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Apr 27, 2020 Press Release
After hearing Skaggs' narrative and learning of 50th anniversary commemorative events planned in Ohio, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record.
Jan 13, 2020 Press Release
"Since its beginning in 2008, Valentines for Heroes has continued to grow, year after year," Shimkus said. "It has gotten to the point where people can't wait to get started. We begin to get calls immediately after the New Year, wanting to know when we will be collecting. The answer is now."
Jan 7, 2019 Press Release
The congressman’s district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military.
Aug 6, 2018 Press Release
"Our military and our veterans are better off now because of these bipartisan bills I supported and that President Trump signed into law," Shimkus said.
Jul 27, 2018 Press Release
Mr. Schurman served as chairman of the congressman's Veterans Advisory Committee for many years.
Jan 12, 2018 Press Release
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until February 9 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
Jun 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus praised today’s final passage of the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.
Jan 4, 2017 Press Release
The congressman’s district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military.
Dec 8, 2016 Press Release
“There is this media-driven myth that nothing good ever gets done on Capitol Hill anymore,” said Shimkus. “But if you look past the partisan bickering and hyped-up controversies that grab headlines, I think most Americans would be surprised at what the 114th Congress actually accomplished.”
Sep 23, 2016 Press Release
After three and a half years, eight interim directors, and multiple letters and inquiries from the region’s congressional delegation, I’m pleased to learn today that care for veterans served by the VA St. Louis Health Care System will finally be managed by a permanent director.