Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

Nov 5, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus added that his office can assist with these grants as well as other federal grant program applications.
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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.
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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.
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Sep 25, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus says Republican policies are helping boost household income in central and southern Illinois.
Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
"Since its start, St. Lawrence has had a strong presence in Greenville and been a focal point for the religious and spiritual needs of the community," Shimkus said. "I want to wish its pastor, Father Alan Hunter, and parishioners of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the very best as they celebrate 150 years of service."
Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus today announced federal investments in Richland, Wabash, and Edwards Counties totaling $567,620.
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Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
The funds may be used to purchase new emergency vehicles, including pumpers, brush trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, or ambulances.
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Sep 11, 2018 Press Release
A candidate for Eagle Scout in Boy Scout in Troop 234, Donnie McMaster worked hard to improve the lives of our local veterans at Cannon Place, an apartment for formerly homeless veterans and their families.
Sep 7, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus today announced the Homer Fire Protection District was awarded a $47,281 federal grant.
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Sep 7, 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.
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Sep 7, 2018 Press Release
"Albion has played an important role in Illinois history, with connections to Governor Louis Lincoln Emmerson as well as a close friend of President Lincoln, Congressman William Pickering." Shimkus said. "I offer my congratulations to the city of Albion on their bicentennial anniversary, and I wish them many more."
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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
Jul 19, 2018 Press Release
As the representative of one of the top corn, bean, and pork producing districts in the country, I’m honored to serve on this year’s Farm Bill conference committee.
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Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
Russia is no ally, and Vladimir Putin is no friend, of the United States.
Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
"Sophia's love for agriculture began on her family farm just outside of Fisher, IL," Shimkus said. "Sophia embraces all aspects of farming from cleaning grain bins, raising hogs, and even field tillage work. However, her favorite job is hauling grain to local elevators, a job Sophia has done since she got her Class B license when she was 16."
Jul 10, 2018 Press Release
"I strongly support the President's choice of Judge Kavanaugh."
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Jun 28, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg High School Softball Team, who are the 2018 Illinois High School Association Class 1A champions.
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record honoring Ludlow United Methodist Church in Ludlow, Illinois on their 150th Anniversary.
Jun 22, 2018 Press Release
The immigration debate is far from settled, and I look forward to continuing to work through the legislative process toward a solution that is just and fair.
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Jun 12, 2018 Press Release
"St. Joseph-Ogden won the title with a score of 43, easily outpacing the second place finisher by seven points," Shimkus said. "I wish the team, and their coach, all the best in the future."
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May 30, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus today announced USDA Rural Development grants to three communities in Hardin, Johnson, and Gallatin Counties totaling $231,500.
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