Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

May 27, 2015 Press Release
"I will continue to oppose this erosion of Americans’ property rights until the Administration ditches their bad WOTUS rule for good."
May 27, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) will wear a Danville Area Community College (DACC) jersey at the Congressional Baseball Game on June 11 at Nationals Park in Washington.
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May 20, 2015 Press Release
Together, these improvements to FDA’s review process will help maintain American leadership in medical device innovation.
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May 19, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supported legislation to address a variety of issues affecting our nation’s 21.2 million veterans.
May 13, 2015 Press Release
The legislation would ban abortions after 20 weeks with exceptions for rape, incest and to protect the life of the mother.
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May 12, 2015 Press Release
The legislation would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their controversial proposed rule to regulate Waters of the United States (WOTUS).
May 1, 2015 Press Release
Shimkus Backs Balanced Budget Agreement; Supports VA, Energy & Water Funding Measures
Shimkus Backs Balanced Budget Agreement; Supports VA, Energy & Water Funding Measures
Apr 29, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Taylor Roosevelt, a student of Amy Bowser at Edwards County High School, was selected as this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner from the Illinois 15th Congressional District.
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Apr 24, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today questioning this month’s Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) planning resource auction that resulted in significantly higher electricity capacity prices for central and southern Illinois.
Apr 24, 2015 Press Release
The award honors Members of Congress who demonstrate support for policies that enhance the ability of U.S. manufacturers to succeed in the global economy.
Apr 16, 2015 Press Release
The legislation, H.R. 1105, passed the House 240-179.
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Mar 27, 2015 Press Release
The plant will idle for an undetermined amount time on May 28th, affecting 2,080 workers.
Mar 26, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R, Illinois-13), Cheri Bustos (D, Illinois-17), John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), Mike Bost (R, Illinois-12), and Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois-16) today announced with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D, Illinois) and Mark Kirk (R, Illinois) the reintroduction of the Fairness in Federal Disaster Declarations Act to reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster declaration process and bring fairness to our small communities in larger states like Illinois.
Mar 25, 2015 Press Release
The House FY2016 Budget Resolution calls for $5.5 trillion in spending cuts and a simpler, fairer tax code to balance the federal budget in under a decade.
Mar 18, 2015 Press Release
“Allowing for greater interaction among the commissioners would enable the FCC to more efficiently carry out its responsibilities and more effectively consider the costs and benefits of proposed regulations.”
Mar 16, 2015 Press Release
Congressmen John Shimkus and Rodney Davis entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record today in recognition of the State Champion Moweaqua Central A&M Girls Basketball Team.
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Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus joined more than 235 Members of Congress in a bipartisan letter expressing strong concern to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones about the Obama Administration’s plan to ban a popular bullet used for the AR-15.
Mar 3, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a Joint Meeting of Congress today:
Feb 26, 2015 Press Release
Reclassifi­cation of broadband service won’t create more bandwidth—just more lobbyists, litigation and loopholes.
“Reclassifi­cation of broadband service won’t create more bandwidth—just more lobbyists, litigation and loopholes."
Feb 24, 2015 Press Release
With his veto today, President Obama put the narrow wishes of his far-left base before the will of the American people and a bipartisan majority in Congress.
Feb 20, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is now accepting entries for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due by April 18.
Feb 13, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supported bipartisan tax relief today that would permanently extend the Section 179 expensing option for small businesses and farmers.
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Feb 11, 2015 Press Release
H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt SAV Act, unanimously passed both the House and the Senate.
Feb 5, 2015 Press Release
A dozen House Republicans registered their support today for legislation that would prohibit the Obama Administration from relinquishing longstanding U.S. oversight of the global Internet Domain Name System (DNS) pending a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress.
Feb 3, 2015 Press Release
“The reality is that the President’s upending of our health insurance system has hurt more Americans than it has helped,” said Shimkus.
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Feb 2, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced funding for the Kaskaskia Watershed Study in both its fiscal year 2015 work plans and its fiscal year 2016 budget.
Jan 28, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus announced today he is an original cosponsor of legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from expanding their jurisdiction over bodies of water that Congress never intended for regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Jan 22, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus voted today for H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.
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Jan 20, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union Address this evening.
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Jan 16, 2015 Press Release
Illinois Congressmen John Shimkus, Mike Bost, and Rodney Davis sent a letter to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo yesterday requesting his agency consider the St. Clair County site near Scott Air Force Base for the new NGA West Facilities.

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