Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

Jun 12, 2018 Press Release
"St. Joseph-Ogden won the title with a score of 43, easily outpacing the second place finisher by seven points," Shimkus said. "I wish the team, and their coach, all the best in the future."
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May 30, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus today announced USDA Rural Development grants to three communities in Hardin, Johnson, and Gallatin Counties totaling $231,500.
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May 30, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus announced today that Hoosier Township in Clay County was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $25,000.
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May 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus announced today that the City of Ramsey was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $25,000.
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May 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus announced today that the City of Paris was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $8,500.
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May 15, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus announced that Holli Fullerton, a student of Daniel Shultz at Nashville Community High School, was selected as this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner from the Illinois 15th Congressional District.
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Apr 30, 2018 Press Release
"We have heard from a wide range of speakers over the years, who tell their stories of the trials of life and faith, but all of them have had the same common belief in Jesus Christ," Shimkus said in the statement, which also thanked founders, organizers, and steering committee members.
Apr 30, 2018 Press Release
"Emphasizing the importance of the human and spiritual values of life, the association has sought to promote the development of positive role models and strong community leaders," Shimkus said.
Apr 25, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus wrote to Department of Housing and Urban Development Acting Inspector General Helen Albert this week requesting an investigation into whether any federal laws or regulations were violated with respect to previous business dealings of the Vermilion County Housing Authority.
Apr 16, 2018 Press Release
"I remain as apprehensive of U.S. intervention against the Syrian regime as I was when I cautioned President Obama about it in 2013," Shimkus said. "While I would have preferred the president seek legislative support for last night’s strike, I respect and appreciate our French and British allies for joining American forces in making that powerful statement against the use of chemical weapons."
Apr 16, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record congratulating New Kingery Printing Company in Effingham on 50 years of operation.
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Apr 13, 2018 Press Release
"It is an honor for me to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Highland High School varsity dance team in winning the state championship for a third year in a row," Shimkus said. "I wish the team, and their coach, all the best in the future."
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Apr 13, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Beecher City was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $18,700.
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Apr 5, 2018 Press Release
The funds will be used toward the purchase of a new vehicle for the Sheriff's Department.
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Mar 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus announced today that the City of Carmi was awarded an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of $512,680.
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Mar 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus announced today that the City of Newton was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $25,000.
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Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
"First and foremost, my vote today was to restore our military readiness that was neglected during the previous administration."
Mar 20, 2018 Press Release
"Okawville won its first state title game 59-48 thanks to a record breaking barrage of three-point shots," Shimkus said. "I would like to congratulate the entire Okawville boys' basketball team on a superb end to a great season."
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Mar 8, 2018 Press Release
The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due by May 4.
Mar 1, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Schlarman Academy Girls' Basketball Team on their IHSA Class 1A State Championship.
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Feb 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the Village of Ludlow will receive $10,000, and the Village of Ridge Farm will receive $30,000, to evaluate updates to their water treatment facilities.
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Jan 31, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after President Trump’s first State of the Union Address:
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Jan 22, 2018 Press Release
“No one wins in a shutdown. Thankfully this one is over. The bill I voted for today was exactly the same as the one I voted for last week with a change in the date. Now the government is open, our military is being paid, and children’s health care is paid for and extended for six years. Let’s get to work on a final spending bill and immigration reform. Our constituents expect nothing less.”
Jan 20, 2018 Press Release
Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to re-open the government by supporting the House-passed funding bill. The Illinois senators supported a filibuster late last night that led to a government shutdown.
Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced his 19 nominations to the military service academies. The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
Jan 12, 2018 Press Release
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until February 9 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
“The Department of Energy is depressing the uranium market through its uranium bartering program,” Shimkus said after the hearing. “Rather than fully funding the department’s cleanup programs through the annual appropriations process, DOE trades some of the uranium it owns for the cost of certain cleanup projects.”
Dec 20, 2017 Press Release
Today Congressman John Shimkus voted for the tax reform bill supported by President Donald Trump.
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Dec 13, 2017 Press Release
Following lunch at the White House with President Donald Trump today, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) and members of the House-Senate Conference Committee held an open meeting to discuss reconciling the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) praised the passage of H.R 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which allows law-abiding citizens with a concealed carry permit in one state to carry in another state without the fear of breaking the law.

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