Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Feb 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), the senior Republican in the Illinois congressional delegation, released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Bob Michel.
Feb 6, 2017 Press Release
The grants awarded to the City of Flora, Village of Oblong, Village of Odin, and the Southeastern Illinois Counseling Center total $78,800.
Jan 29, 2017 Press Release
My record on this issue is clear, and has not changed: I support a vetting process that ensures every refugee, migrant or foreign national is not a security threat prior to his or her admission to the United States.
Jan 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus administered the oath of office to Jeremy Holley of Metropolis at the congressman’s Maryville office on Monday. Holley received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves Chaplain Candidate Program.
Jan 11, 2017 Press Release
The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was selected to chair the panel’s Environment Subcommittee for another six-year term.
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.
Jan 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus was sworn in today as a Member of the 115th Congress.
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.”
Nov 15, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a pair of statements into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing Lauren Chappell on her third IHSA Class 1A individual championship title, and the Charleston High School girls’ golf team for their first Class 1A State Championship title.