Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Press Releases

May 6, 2009 Press Release
Summit heard energy experts -- including researchers from the American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, and a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee -- confirming that a carbon emissions law or cap and trade law or global warming law would be a tax on the American people.
Apr 30, 2009 Press Release
New legislation protects consumers from changes to their credit cards.
Apr 29, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus voted no on the budget that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much.
Apr 28, 2009 Press Release
Former employees of North American Lighting plants in Paris, Salem and Flora are eligible for federal Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Apr 15, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus attended the Tax Day Tea Party in Springfield today, giving encouragement to citizens rallying against out of control federal spending.
Apr 13, 2009 Press Release
While April 15 is the day our federal and state income taxes are due, Illinoisans work till April 13 this year just to pay all our taxes.
Apr 9, 2009 Press Release
Letter highlighted his own family's ties to the local steel mills, his past support of tariffs on imported steel, and his support for "Buy American" provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Mar 30, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus announced a $24,465 grant for Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships.
Mar 19, 2009 Press Release
Congress voted to impose a 90 percent tax on employee bonuses if the company they work for received assistance from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which was the Wall Street bailout program.
Mar 19, 2009 Press Release
The Massac County Fire Department will recieve $171,288 for Operations and Safety.
Mar 11, 2009 Press Release
Statement regarding GAO report showing that the Department of Energy grossly over-inflated cost estimates for FutureGen.
Mar 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus remarks on shooting at First Baptist Church in Maryville.
Mar 5, 2009 Press Release
The Safe FEAST Act helps protect America's food supply.
Feb 25, 2009 Press Release
High School artists encouraged to enter their work.
Feb 13, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus cosponsored H.Res. 139 to commemorate President Lincoln's life and legacy.
Feb 13, 2009 Press Release
Congressman joins bipartisan group, rejecting H.R. 1.
Feb 11, 2009 Press Release
Illinois Delegation letter urges USAF to consider Scott AFB.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
The over $1 trillion cost of the bill and the unnecessary spending were high on Shimkus' list of reasons to vote no.
Jan 20, 2009 Press Release
The inauguration of a new president is always an historic event, particularly in Washington, D.C.
Jan 15, 2009 Press Release
Subcommittee assignments include Energy and Environment, Telecommunications and the Internet, and Health.
Jan 13, 2009 Press Release
The bill seeks to improve the hiring process for physicians and implement other quality controls at Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) medical facilities.
Jan 6, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus sworn into seventh term.