Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

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. 

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing two Carlyle High School Seniors, Tyler Guthrie and Tucker Johnson, who rescued a man from a submerged car on April 22, 2017.

May 4, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after the House approved legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known more commonly as Obamacare.
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May 3, 2017 Press Release
On Wednesday the House of Representatives approved the last ever federal spending bill based upon an Obama-era budget.
Apr 7, 2017 Press Release
"I congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his confirmation as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch will bring the same respect for the rule of law and fidelity to our Constitution as the late Justice Scalia, whose seat on the court he will fill. President Trump made an outstanding choice."
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Apr 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement on yesterday’s Tomahawk missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat air base.
Apr 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) met with Sarah Burton of Charleston, Illinois today. Burton is a representative of the National Cancer Registrars Association.
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Apr 4, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Okawville High School boys’ basketball team for their second place finish in the Illinois State Basketball Tournament.
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Apr 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced recent staff departures, promotions and hires in his Washington, DC office.
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Mar 29, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) hosted Rev. Robert Dillingham as the Guest Chaplain to lead the opening prayer for the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 29th.
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Mar 27, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Effingham St. Anthony High School boys’ basketball team for winning their first state championship.
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Mar 24, 2017 Press Release
While I’m disappointed in today’s outcome, my commitment to my constituents to follow through on the promise I made to provide relief from Obamacare is as strong as ever.
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Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
In response to concerns regarding the way in which Illinois’ per capita allotment of Medicaid funds would be calculated under the American Health Care Act, Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation released the following statement.
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Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due by April 28.
Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
“Under new leadership, the Golconda Job Corp Center is already making significant improvements,” the letter says. “[E]nsuring the program is operating at full capacity will be critical to positive, long-term changes at the center.”
Mar 17, 2017 Press Release
Moments after the House concluded legislative business today, Congressman Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) addressed the chamber to recognize Highland EMS paramedic Todd Zobrist.
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Mar 7, 2017 Press Release
Shimkus: “This is the relief my constituents have demanded”
“While the vast majority of my constituents will be glad to see this costly, broken law go away, some are concerned about losing their current coverage,” Shimkus added. “I want these folks to know that vital patient protections will be preserved under the AHCA.”
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Mar 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after making calls to local leaders:
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Feb 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), the senior Republican in the Illinois congressional delegation, released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Bob Michel.
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Feb 6, 2017 Press Release
The grants awarded to the City of Flora, Village of Oblong, Village of Odin, and the Southeastern Illinois Counseling Center total $78,800.
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Jan 29, 2017 Press Release
My record on this issue is clear, and has not changed: I support a vetting process that ensures every refugee, migrant or foreign national is not a security threat prior to his or her admission to the United States.
Jan 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus administered the oath of office to Jeremy Holley of Metropolis at the congressman’s Maryville office on Monday. Holley received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves Chaplain Candidate Program.
Jan 11, 2017 Press Release
The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
Environment Subcommittee gets expanded jurisdiction over the Clean Air Act, including power plant emissions and renewable fuel policy
Congressman John Shimkus, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was selected to chair the panel’s Environment Subcommittee for another six-year term.

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