Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
The congressman also cosponsored the EL CHAPO Act, to use amounts forfeited to the United States through the prosecution of the Mexican drug lord for security measures along the Southern border — including the completion of a border wall.
Feb 5, 2019 Press Release
In his first address to a divided government, President Trump reported on his record — a stronger economy, a more powerful military, and a modernized tax code that’s putting more money in middle class families' pockets. He noted important bipartisan achievements as well, including criminal justice reform, workforce education, landmark VA reform, and legislation to combat the opioid crisis.
Jan 17, 2019 Press Release
"My position on the fundamental right to life has never changed and never will," said Shimkus. "I supported these important pro-life bills in previous sessions of Congress, and I'm proud to support them again."
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.
Nov 28, 2018 Press Release
"I am happy that the hard work of so many people of both sides of the Wabash is about to come to fruition," said Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), whose district includes the Illinois portion of the bridge.
Nov 21, 2018 Press Release
“The draft legislation we are sharing today enables a transition to 21st century vehicle drivetrains by bringing together both new ideas and technologies as well as long-sought reforms to existing policies,” the congressmen added. “This sets the stage to modernize federal polices and deliver a new generation of more efficient and cost-effective vehicles and engines and fuels for American consumers. We appreciate the stakeholders who have engaged in this effort and look forward to continuing to improve upon the policies and legislative language we’ve put forward for consideration and discussion.”
Nov 5, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus added that his office can assist with these grants as well as other federal grant program applications.
Oct 1, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus today announced a USDA Rural Development Grant of $682,800 to help complete construction of a water treatment plant in Wayne City.
Sep 27, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus announced today that John and Robin Chomko of Collinsville have been honored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington, DC as 2018 Angels in Adoption.
Sep 25, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus says Republican policies are helping boost household income in central and southern Illinois.