Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

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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Feb 2, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted Tuesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood.
Feb 2, 2016 Press Release
"As a West Point graduate, I am very proud of these young men and women for considering an academy for their college choice and am grateful for the honor of being able to nominate them," Shimkus said.
Jan 15, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus, a senior Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement that it will halt new coal leases on federal lands.
Jan 13, 2016 Press Release
House approves legislation targeting two controversial water rules
House approves legislation targeting two controversial water rules
Jan 12, 2016 Press Release
The congressman will share his reaction LIVE on Facebook after the speech
Those victories include the only bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood ever to reach the President’s desk, EPA spending cuts, education reform and a long term highway bill.
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Jan 7, 2016 Press Release
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until February 5 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
Jan 5, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a lifelong supporter of the 2nd Amendment with a lifetime “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA), released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s proposed executive actions on guns.
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Dec 30, 2015 Press Release
As Chairman of the Environment and Economy Subcommittee, Shimkus led passage of the rural water bill in November.
Dec 21, 2015 Press Release
Ballistic missile tests & purchase of Russian surface-to-air weapons violate the President’s own deal
“Turning a blind eye to the Ayatollah’s new missiles won’t make them go away,” said Shimkus.
Dec 21, 2015 Press Release
On November 27, 2015, Arcola defeated Stark County by 35-17 to win the Class 1A State Championship – their first championship title in 27 years.
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Dec 18, 2015 Press Release
The tax extenders bill passed 318-109 on Thursday and the omnibus appropriations bill passed 316-113 on Friday.
Dec 16, 2015 Press Release
"Centenary United Methodist Church has a long tradition of community involvement and care, and for 180 years it has been serving the spiritual and emotional needs of its members and the community with many different activities and programs,” said Shimkus.
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Dec 16, 2015 Press Release
Mrs. Foster passed away on November 14 in her hometown of Danville, Illinois, at the age of 93.
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Dec 15, 2015 Press Release
Holds Open Office Hours in all 33 counties in the district this year
“This year I’ve made several visits to each of the 33 counties I represent, and I’m very pleased to have held Open Office Hours in each as well.”
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Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) took another step to keep terrorists out of the United States today, voting with a bipartisan majority to strengthen the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.
Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
“Swapping the land provides benefits to both the VA and the local community,” Shimkus explained to the committee.
Dec 6, 2015 Press Release
I will oppose every effort by this Administration to disarm law abiding American citizens.
Dec 3, 2015 Press Release
In the flurry of legislative business before the year’s end, the House passed two bills this week to reauthorize transportation infrastructure funding and restore local control of primary and secondary education.

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