Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois



Mar 12, 2010 Op-Ed

Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution:  “The actual Enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct.”

Mar 4, 2010 Op-Ed

I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify some points from a recent editorial board interview I agree to do.   It is true I oppose the health reform bill voted on in Congress this past year, and one of my concerns was significant premium variances between states.

May 6, 2009 Op-Ed
On April 19, 2009, Thomas Ricks wrote an article for the Washington Post entitled "Why we should get rid of West Point." As West Point graduates, Representatives Geoff Davis, Brett Guthrie (KY-02), and John Shimkus (IL-19) wrote the following response:
Apr 24, 2009 Op-Ed
As of April 26, the federal government will be in deficit spending for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends September 30. This day has become known as Debt Day, as everything the federal government spends after April 26 will add to the national debt.