Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced his 19 nominations to the military service academies. The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
Jan 12, 2018 Press Release
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until February 9 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
“The Department of Energy is depressing the uranium market through its uranium bartering program,” Shimkus said after the hearing. “Rather than fully funding the department’s cleanup programs through the annual appropriations process, DOE trades some of the uranium it owns for the cost of certain cleanup projects.”
Dec 20, 2017 Press Release
Today Congressman John Shimkus voted for the tax reform bill supported by President Donald Trump.
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Dec 13, 2017 Press Release
Following lunch at the White House with President Donald Trump today, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) and members of the House-Senate Conference Committee held an open meeting to discuss reconciling the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) praised the passage of H.R 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which allows law-abiding citizens with a concealed carry permit in one state to carry in another state without the fear of breaking the law.

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Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Unity High School Girls Cross Country Team, who won the 2017 Class 1A IHSA State Championship.  

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Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Mahomet-Seymour High School Boys Cross Country Team, who are the 2017 Class 2A IHSA State Champions.  

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Nov 16, 2017 Press Release
Trump Administration "strongly supports" passage of H.R. 1
The legislation delivers on President Trump’s promise of meaningful relief for low- and middle-income taxpayers, and reduces business taxes so American employers can grow, create jobs, and raise wages.
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Nov 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that EJ Water Cooperative was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $1.2 million and a loan of $2.615 million.

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Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
“Today is a big day,” Shimkus said. “My friend, Chairman Kevin Brady (R, Texas-8), and his Ways and Means Committee have put together a simpler, fairer, flatter tax code that will put more money in my constituents’ pockets and support a growing, thriving economy for all Americans.”
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Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the City of Paris was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $11,000.

The funds will be used to purchase 5 dive suits, including 4 sets of undergarments and storage bags, for the fire department rescue team and replace 5 garage doors on the fire department building.

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Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Odin Township was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $23,300.

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Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Massac County High School girls golf team for winning the 2017 IHSA Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament.  

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Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Charleston High School boys golf team for winning the 2017 IHSA Class 2A Boys State Golf Tournament.  

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Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Edgar County was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $25,000.

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Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the City of Grayville was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $19,500.

The funds will be used to purchase a new squad car for the police department. The new squad car will replace an existing vehicle, which is one of three, and is necessary to provide better public safety.

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Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the Village of Herrick was awarded a USDA Rural Development loan of $1,000,000 and a grant of $540,000.

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Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record yesterday honoring the 150th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Troy, Illinois.

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Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) recognized Angela McQueen for her heroic actions at Mattoon High School on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday.

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Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Rural Wabash County Water District was awarded a USDA Rural Development loan of $308,000 and a grant of $85,000.

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Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Edgar County Special Service Area Ambulance, Inc. was awarded a USDA Rural Development loan of $1,607,416.

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Aug 11, 2017 Press Release
“The news media will spend days on their scandals and controversies, but they often can’t find the time to cover the important successes and compromises in Washington,” Shimkus said. “But when you look at more than 250 bills passed by the House this year, including 42 bills President Trump signed into law, there’s no question Congress and the Administration are making good on our promises to our constituents.”
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Aug 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman for her 16 years of continuing service on the Illinois Supreme Court as well as Vermilion County renaming the county courthouse in her honor.

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Aug 7, 2017 Press Release
Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating and an application or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Congressional App Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in coding and computer science.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
“This is a huge win for farmers and rural communities in Illinois. Congress never intended for EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to have jurisdiction over ditches, creeks and man-made ponds. I applaud President Trump and Administrator Pruitt for reversing this Obama Administration power grab, and for protecting the rights and the livelihoods of my constituents.”
Jun 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus praised today’s final passage of the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.
May 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the 125th anniversary of the Germantown Fire Department.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Danville, Illinois– Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced Lauren Sprague from First Baptist Christian School in Danville as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition from the Illinois 15th Congressional District. 

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