Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

Press Releases

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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Jun 23, 2015 Press Release
DOTCOM Act & TSCA Modernization Act Win Bipartisan Support
DOTCOM Act & TSCA Modernization Act Win Bipartisan Support
Jun 12, 2015 Press Release
House Approves Bost-Davis Provision to Protect American Steel Jobs from Illegal Trade Practices

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supports legislation that would allow the Administration to continue trade negotiations in the works since 2009, while preserving Congress’s constitutional authority to review and then approve or reject any trade agreement reached by the President.

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Jun 4, 2015 Press Release
Shimkus and Green introduced, H.R. 2629, the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment or ADAPT Act.
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Jun 2, 2015 Press Release
One of the eight-year-old vehicles belonging to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office is about to drive off to retirement, thanks to a grant from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has announced.
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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.”

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