Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

Aug 24, 2016 Press Release
"Because of increasing premiums and high deductibles, people are paying more for less coverage than they did before, while the newly insured are facing limited, expensive choices on the exchanges."
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Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
In June of 1973 a group of concerned residents came together to found Effingham County Right. Mrs. Koester has served as secretary of that group ever since.
Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the 175th Anniversary of Richland County, Illinois.
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Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
“I am saddened and outraged by the most recent deaths in our country. I mourn with the families of all who have died. We must bring hope to our struggling cities and communities while protecting and supporting our law enforcement. Today is the time to weep, but tomorrow it’s time to get to work bringing our country back together.”
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Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
The residents of Pope County began celebrating their county's bicentennial on January 10, 2016, and will hold a multitude of festivities throughout the rest of the year.
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Jun 23, 2016 Press Release
In April, Shimkus voted to authorize the House of Representatives to take legal action in the case by filing an amicus brief with the court.
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Jun 14, 2016 Press Release
The Salt Fork Storm posted 52 points to give the school its first ever Class 1A girls track state title on Saturday, May 21.
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Jun 14, 2016 Press Release
There’s a better way to protect consumers from blocking and throttling without stifling innovation or delaying build-out. That way requires action by Congress.
Jun 14, 2016 Press Release
The Goreville Blackcats defeated Dozer Park 17–7 on June 4 to give the school the 2016 Class 1A baseball state title. Goreville’s 17 runs also set a new Class 1A record.
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May 26, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has been selected to take part in a conference committee to reconcile differences between House and Senate energy legislation.
May 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after requesting the Congressional Record reflect that his vote on the Maloney Amendment, As Amended by Pitts Amendment was recorded incorrectly on the night of Wednesday, May 25:

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May 25, 2016 Press Release
“Today’s decision is a stern rebuke of an FCC that has often put rural Americans at a disadvantage in their rulemaking. I’m particularly pleased the court struck down FCC’s joint sales agreement order that blatantly ignored the bipartisan intent of Congress.”
May 24, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation brings the 40 year old Toxic Substances Control Act into the 21st Century
Legislation introduced by Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) to update the way the United States assesses and manages the risks posed by chemicals and the products that contain them passed the House.
May 18, 2016 Press Release
“The parishioners of St. Paul’s feel devoted to their parish and to each other, as generations have worshipped together as members of an extended family,” Shimkus said.
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May 13, 2016 Press Release
"President Obama is abusing the power of his office to substitute his preferences for the wisdom and judgement of parents, teachers, principals and local school officials who know their students and communities best."
May 12, 2016 Press Release
“Today’s ruling reaffirms what we’ve known all along – that the Congress, not the President, holds the power of the purse. While the decision does not repeal Obamacare, it is nonetheless an important step toward restoring the Constitutional separation of powers that have been tested to their limits by the Obama Administration.”
May 4, 2016 Press Release
Megan Hodge, a student of John Gabb who attends St. Anthony High School in Effingham, was selected as this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner from the Illinois 15th Congressional District.
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May 4, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus, a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in reaction to Houston, Texas-based Dynegy’s decision to shut down multiple central and southern Illinois coal-fired power plants:
Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus voted today to require that government and law enforcement officials obtain a warrant before accessing American citizens’ electronic communications.
Mar 22, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent congressional record recognizing the St. Joseph-Ogden Boys Basketball Team.
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Mar 14, 2016 Press Release
Ratcheting up pressure on the State Department, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supported bipartisan House legislation today to recognize the atrocities committed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, as acts of genocide.
Mar 3, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) spoke Thursday in support of legislation to delay an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule targeting American brick manufactures until legal challenges to the rule have been resolved.
Feb 26, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), who holds a lifetime A rating from the National Rifle Association, voted today for several legislative measures to support and defend Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights.
Feb 26, 2016 Press Release
The St. Louis VA has not had a permanent director since 2013 and is currently on its 8th consecutive interim director.
Feb 23, 2016 Press Release
The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due by April 15.
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Feb 23, 2016 Press Release
Legislation introduced by Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) and championed by Senator Mark Kirk (R, Illinois) was unanimously approved by Congress this month and sent to the White House for President Obama’s signature.
Feb 23, 2016 Press Release
“President Obama couldn’t be bothered to meet last week’s statutory deadline to send Congress a comprehensive strategy to defeat the Islamic State. Instead, he sent us a plan to let terrorists and sworn enemies of the United States out of jail,” said Shimkus.
Feb 17, 2016 Press Release
At stops in Harrisburg, Mt. Vernon, Effingham and Mattoon today, Congressman John Shimkus recounted efforts in Congress to improve veterans’ access to care and make the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) more accountable.
Feb 9, 2016 Press Release
"This simple, common-sense bill benefits both the VA and my constituents in Danville, Illinois."
Feb 4, 2016 Press Release
Operation Choke Point is an Obama Administration scheme to coerce banks and other financial institutions into cutting off relationships with legal businesses the administration dislikes.
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