Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Press Releases

Sep 9, 2009 Press Release
I am pleased to announce four recipients of funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The grant program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.
Jul 31, 2009 Press Release
The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 passed the House.
Jun 30, 2009 Press Release
High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested must apply now for summer 2010 admission.
Jun 29, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus voted against the so-called American Clean Energy and Security Act (HR 2454) or Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill. The House narrowly passed the bill 219-212.
Jun 11, 2009 Press Release
Television becomes all digital on Friday, June 12.
Jun 10, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus recognized the 100th anniversary of the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville by entering a statement into the permanent Congressional Record of the Unites States House of Representatives on June 8, 2009.
Jun 10, 2009 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) participated in today's introduction of the American Energy Act and will be an original cosponsor of the legislation. Shimkus joined House Republican leaders at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday.
May 22, 2009 Press Release
Shimkus Amendment to the American Clean Energy and Security Act (HR 2454) in the House Energy and Commerce Committee would have protected coal mining jobs.
May 22, 2009 Press Release
Bill will destroy jobs and raise energy costs, especially in Rural America.
May 21, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus voted in support of Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights.
May 15, 2009 Press Release
Shimkus is joining in a letter from dozens of Members of the House to the U.S. Department of Treasury given its role in assisting the domestic auto industry.
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.