Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Sep 7, 2018 Press Release
“I encourage young men and women with any level of interest to contact my office as soon as possible,” Shimkus added. “There are no fees to apply to the academies and no commitment is necessary at this point in the process.”
Sep 4, 2018 Press Release
The funds may be used for professional training, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and other supplies that support firefighting operations and safety.
Aug 29, 2018 Press Release
The USDA Rural Development Grant of $40,000 will go toward the purchase a new John Deere 3150 Backhoe loader.
Aug 29, 2018 Press Release
“Senator John McCain devoted his life to the country he loved and served as the very model of a warrior and statesman. The legacy of his many decades of public service left no question that he unapologetically put country first. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones, and our nation that now mourns his passing.”
Aug 21, 2018 Press Release
“I’m glad to see the Trump Administration return to the principles of cooperative federalism that have successfully and impressively reduced air pollution for decades. Rather than dictate burdensome, top-down mandates on the states, the Affordable Clean Energy rule seeks to empower states to continue reducing emissions in ways that best fit their various energy portfolios.”
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.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the hard-working men and women of the Shawnee National Forest Service, the Lusk Conservancy District and the Pope County Board of Commissioners.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
"The sooner we negotiate better trade deals, the better off all my constituents will be."
Jul 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Sacred Heart Church in Effingham, Illinois on their 125th Anniversary.