Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Votes YES on Border Security and Government Funding Bill

Feb 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted Thursday in support of the final Fiscal Year 2019 spending agreement. 
“Speaker Pelosi said she would give President Trump just $1 for the border wall, and this deal provides $1,374,999,999 more than she offered," said Shimkus. "That’s a huge win for the Border Patrol agents who, because of this agreement, will soon have 55 miles of new physical barrier where they say they need it most.” 
The Senate and House-passed bill now goes to the White House where President Trump is expected to sign it before declaring a national emergency related to the situation at the border. 
“The crisis at our border is a national emergency,” Shimkus added. 
The congressman also today requested that his name be added to H.R. 714, the EL CHAPO Act. This legislation would reserve any amounts forfeited to the United States Government as a result of the criminal prosecution of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera (commonly known as “El Chapo”), for security measures along the Southern border — including the completion of a border wall.