Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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May 28, 2020 Press Release
"Lydia's technique certainly stood out in her piece. It is a worthy champion to wrap up my final art contest," said Shimkus, who is retiring from Congress at the conclusion of his current term.
May 21, 2020 Press Release
Recently, a report by the National League of Cities found that Illinois continues to withhold funding from local municipalities.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
No governor should be allowed to withhold federal funds appropriated by Congress for local communities that allow small businesses to reopen in accordance with federal health guidelines.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Further action by Congress may be required before life returns to normal, but the rush to leverage this situation to reverse 200 years of House precedent and advance partisan political priorities like cash payments to illegal immigrants and nationwide vote-by-mail mandates is shameful and an affront to the Constitution.
Apr 30, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Congressmen John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Darin LaHood (IL-18), and Mike Bost (IL-12) sent a letter to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker urging a plan that would begin a safe, phased reopening of businesses critical to the state’s economy. As noted in their letter, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted different parts of the state in different ways, and a safe and sensible reopening plan must reflect those differences.
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.
Apr 27, 2020 Press Release
"After the victim’s vehicle came to a stop, two tractor-trailer drivers parked their trucks around the van to shield it from additional gun fire. I later learned that Caleb Lydick, of Springerton, Illinois, was one of the courageous drivers who placed himself, and his truck, in harm’s way to protect the disabled van," Shimkus noted.
Apr 23, 2020 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus released the following statement today regarding the House vote on the Paycheck Protection and Health Care Enhancement Act.
Mar 19, 2020 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus is encouraging constituents to respond to the 2020 Census online while practicing social distancing and to donate blood if they feel well.
Mar 18, 2020 Press Release
Dozens of federal agencies and departments are taking action in response to the outbreak, and all Americans are encouraged to both visit for the latest information and to follow the president's guidelines to slow the spread of the disease.