Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

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.
Jul 27, 2018 Press Release
Mr. Schurman served as chairman of the congressman's Veterans Advisory Committee for many years.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the hard-working men and women of the Shawnee National Forest Service, the Lusk Conservancy District and the Pope County Board of Commissioners.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
"The sooner we negotiate better trade deals, the better off all my constituents will be."
Jul 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Sacred Heart Church in Effingham, Illinois on their 125th Anniversary.
Jul 19, 2018 Press Release
As the representative of one of the top corn, bean, and pork producing districts in the country, I’m honored to serve on this year’s Farm Bill conference committee.
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Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
Russia is no ally, and Vladimir Putin is no friend, of the United States.
Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
"Sophia's love for agriculture began on her family farm just outside of Fisher, IL," Shimkus said. "Sophia embraces all aspects of farming from cleaning grain bins, raising hogs, and even field tillage work. However, her favorite job is hauling grain to local elevators, a job Sophia has done since she got her Class B license when she was 16."
Jul 10, 2018 Press Release
"I strongly support the President's choice of Judge Kavanaugh."
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Jun 28, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg High School Softball Team, who are the 2018 Illinois High School Association Class 1A champions.
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record honoring Ludlow United Methodist Church in Ludlow, Illinois on their 150th Anniversary.
Jun 22, 2018 Press Release
The immigration debate is far from settled, and I look forward to continuing to work through the legislative process toward a solution that is just and fair.
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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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