Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Veterans’ Affairs

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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.
Feb 26, 2016 Press Release
The St. Louis VA has not had a permanent director since 2013 and is currently on its 8th consecutive interim director.
Feb 23, 2016 Press Release
Legislation introduced by Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) and championed by Senator Mark Kirk (R, Illinois) was unanimously approved by Congress this month and sent to the White House for President Obama’s signature.
Feb 17, 2016 Press Release
At stops in Harrisburg, Mt. Vernon, Effingham and Mattoon today, Congressman John Shimkus recounted efforts in Congress to improve veterans’ access to care and make the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) more accountable.
Feb 9, 2016 Press Release
"This simple, common-sense bill benefits both the VA and my constituents in Danville, Illinois."
Jan 7, 2016 Press Release
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until February 5 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
“Swapping the land provides benefits to both the VA and the local community,” Shimkus explained to the committee.