Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

May 14, 2019 Press Release
Shimkus offered to accept the flag for the 15th Congressional District.
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May 14, 2019 Press Release
Similar legislation passed the House 340-72 in the 115th Congress
The legislation is similar to H.R. 3053, which passed the House of Representatives in 2018 with bipartisan support.
Apr 3, 2019 Press Release
"Vicki saw early on that if the community was to survive and prosper, the political, business, education, and community leaders would need to work together," Shimkus said.
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Mar 25, 2019 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus is now accepting entries for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Mar 6, 2019 Press Release
Mr. Kimball is retiring after serving for 21 years as the Theatre Director of Southeastern Illinois College.
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Mar 5, 2019 Press Release
"Head Coach Keith Peoples has molded a team with both a high-powered offense and a stingy defense," said Shimkus. "During the past two seasons, the Hilltoppers have posted a combined 62-3 record."
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Feb 19, 2019 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing Elizabeth Weidner of Dieterich for exemplary volunteer service in her community.
Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
The congressman also cosponsored the EL CHAPO Act, to use amounts forfeited to the United States through the prosecution of the Mexican drug lord for security measures along the Southern border — including the completion of a border wall.
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Feb 5, 2019 Press Release
In his first address to a divided government, President Trump reported on his record — a stronger economy, a more powerful military, and a modernized tax code that’s putting more money in middle class families' pockets. He noted important bipartisan achievements as well, including criminal justice reform, workforce education, landmark VA reform, and legislation to combat the opioid crisis.
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Jan 17, 2019 Press Release
"My position on the fundamental right to life has never changed and never will," said Shimkus. "I supported these important pro-life bills in previous sessions of Congress, and I'm proud to support them again."
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Jan 7, 2019 Press Release
The congressman’s district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military.
Nov 28, 2018 Press Release
"I am happy that the hard work of so many people of both sides of the Wabash is about to come to fruition," said Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), whose district includes the Illinois portion of the bridge.
Nov 21, 2018 Press Release
“The draft legislation we are sharing today enables a transition to 21st century vehicle drivetrains by bringing together both new ideas and technologies as well as long-sought reforms to existing policies,” the congressmen added. “This sets the stage to modernize federal polices and deliver a new generation of more efficient and cost-effective vehicles and engines and fuels for American consumers. We appreciate the stakeholders who have engaged in this effort and look forward to continuing to improve upon the policies and legislative language we’ve put forward for consideration and discussion.”
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.

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