Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Statement on Incorrectly Recorded Amendment Vote

May 26, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after requesting the Congressional Record reflect that his vote on the Maloney Amendment, As Amended by Pitts Amendment was recorded incorrectly on the night of Wednesday, May 25:

“My position on this issue has not and will not change. I’ve consistently defended religious liberty and I always will. During a series of 14 votes on the House floor, I accidentally cast a ‘yea’ vote for the Maloney Amendment when I intended to vote ‘nay.’ I regret the mistake.”