Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Statement on Court Ruling on Media Ownership Rules

May 25, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a senior member of the Energy & Commerce Committee and author of legislation to preserve existing Joint Sales Agreements, released the following statement in reaction to today’s decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals:

“Today’s decision is a stern rebuke of an FCC that has often put rural Americans at a disadvantage in their rulemaking. I’m particularly pleased the court struck down FCC’s joint sales agreement order that blatantly ignored the bipartisan intent of Congress.”