Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Press Releases

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release
Deal undermines hard-won progress on deficit reduction
“By locking in the spending levels set by this deal and raising the debt limit through the end of the Obama Administration, we’re closing the door on any opportunity to further cut spending over the next two years."
Oct 26, 2015 Press Release
Local business raised concerns over Process Safety Management program
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) signed a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asking the agency to rescind its reinterpretation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) program that could put a strain on small and medium sized fertilizer facilities.
Oct 23, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted in support of a budget reconciliation bill today that would withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood, repeal large portions of Obamacare and cut the deficit by $130 billion over ten years.
Oct 22, 2015 Press Release
"In a world made more dangerous each day by the administration’s feckless foreign policy, it’s indefensible that President Obama has chosen to withhold the pay, benefits and resources our troops need to continue their important missions around the world.”
Oct 21, 2015 Press Release
“A lot of people have gone through the program and done great things,” Shimkus said. “I'm humbled by this honor, and hope I'm worthy of it.”
Oct 15, 2015 Press Release
The delegation’s request comes in the wake of U.S. Steel’s recent announcement that they may temporarily idle operations at their Granite City Works facility.
Oct 7, 2015 Press Release
The subcommittee will be under the jurisdiction of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee, on which Shimkus is a senior member.
Oct 1, 2015 Press Release
The EPA claims their new standards are meant to limit air pollution, but the only thing they’ll limit are manufacturing jobs and economic growth.
Sep 29, 2015 Press Release
Citing the potential creation of more than 450 jobs, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is welcoming the announcement of a $142,500 Economic Development Administration investment in a commercial driver’s license truck driving course in Noble to be operated by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges.
Sep 25, 2015 Press Release
"It is all about sacrificial love. Laying down the vestiges of power for the greater good of the country, the institution, and the Republican Conference."
Sep 24, 2015 Press Release
"He reminded us that the United States is both an immigrant nation and a world leader. That unique position and power, as the Pope said, calls us to be compassionate and helpful."
Sep 24, 2015 Press Release
The district will receive $23,510 under the Operations and Safety category.
Sep 18, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted to end all taxpayer support for the nation’s largest abortion provider today.
Sep 15, 2015 Press Release
Shimkus said women have better options than Planned Parenthood for their unique health care needs and that Congress should redirect federal funds toward those more comprehensive alternatives.
Sep 10, 2015 Press Release
"This is a terrible deal. An embarrassing deal. And one we will regret in the future."
This deal gives Iran more money. They will remain the number one state sponsor of terror. They will continue to chant 'Death to America' and 'Death to Israel.' They will not free our citizens. So now we assure that Iran will get nuclear weapons, the region will go into a nuclear arms race, and the world and the U.S. will be less safe.
Sep 4, 2015 Press Release
The award recognizes his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the second session of the 113th Congress.
Aug 28, 2015 Press Release
High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested should apply now for summer 2016 admission.
Aug 28, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the 200th anniversary of the City of Greenville.
Aug 10, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) introduced legislation before the House adjourned for August that would allow the Illiana Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Danville to complete a mutually beneficial land transfer with Danville Area Community College (DACC).
Jul 29, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent congressional record congratulating Carmi-based Elastec/American Marine on their 25th Anniversary.
Jul 28, 2015 Press Release
Parents of children and young adults with disabilities will be receiving help navigating the often overwhelming search for educational assistance, thanks to nearly $250,000 in federal funding announced by Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15).
Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Legislation promotes affordable energy and recycling, sets standards for GMO labeling
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supported two bills this week that have significant benefits for constituents in central and southern Illinois where coal and agricultural industries are major employers and drivers of economic growth.
Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supports several efforts aimed at better protecting military personnel serving on bases and at recruitment centers around the United States.
Jul 21, 2015 Press Release
Legislation introduced by Reps. Ellmers, Long, Ruppersberger, Schrader, Shimkus, Tonko & Walden would preserve existing Joint Sales Agreements.
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect local television broadcasters with Joint Sales Agreements (JSAs) that were approved before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sought to prohibit the practice on March 31, 2014.
Jul 17, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today got a first-hand look at the cleanup of last Friday’s oil leak from the Plains pumping station northeast of Highland. Earlier this week he also questioned Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Interim Director, Stacy Cummings.
Jul 14, 2015 Press Release
The Iranians want the bomb as badly as they ever have; and the Obama Administration’s concessions, on everything from inspections to breakout capacity and ballistic missiles to terrorism, will turn the Ayatollah’s dream of Iran as a nuclear power into America and Israel’s worst nightmare.
Jul 10, 2015 Press Release
21st Century Cures Act a “tribute to what we can do when we work together," says Shimkus
H.R. 6, the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act would streamline Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reviews and boost research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Jun 25, 2015 Press Release
Taylor Roosevelt, a student of Amy Bowser at Edwards County High School and winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition from the Illinois 15th District, joined other winners from around the country in Washington this week.
Jun 24, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent congressional record recognizing the State Champion Highland High School Bulldog Baseball Team.
Jun 24, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent congressional record recognizing the State Champion Nashville Community High School Hornettes Softball Team.