Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Press Releases

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 14, 2015 Press Release
DHS Funding Bill Keeps House Republicans’ Promise to Bolster Border Security & Restore Rule of Law
“Today’s votes on amendments to the DHS funding bill -- including two key amendments offered by Representatives Aderholt and Blackburn -- put the brakes on the president’s unconstitutional actions while giving our homeland security officials the resources they need to secure our borders.”
Jan 13, 2015 Press Release
Without this change to the law, the IRS could count these volunteers toward Obamacare’s employer mandate, potentially saddling local governments and fire departments with unsustainable financial burdens and threatening public safety.
Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is again asking constituents for participation in his “Valentines for Heroes” program. The Congressman’s district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military.
Jan 7, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is announcing his 14 nominations to the military service academies.
Jan 6, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus released the following overview the constituent services his offices provided last year. Shimkus will be sworn in as a Member of 114th Congress at noon today in Washington.
Dec 29, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is pleased to announce that the President signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act into law on December 19. Shimkus was a cosponsor of the bill, which passed the House December 8 and then passed the Senate on December 15.
Dec 11, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan spending agreement further reduces budget deficit, includes significant cuts to IRS & EPA funding
“This spending agreement builds on a five year streak of budget reductions that have cut the deficit by $165 billion since 2010,” said Shimkus.
Dec 10, 2014 Press Release
Judy is a legend in Illinois, where her charismatic personality and good nature endeared her to both sides of the aisle.
Dec 3, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan ABLE Act is the most significant legislation for the disabled since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) voted for legislation today that would allow Americans with disabilities to establish tax-free savings accounts to pay for qualified medical, housing, transportation, and job-training expenses.
Nov 26, 2014 Press Release
With a price tag of $3.4 trillion in lost economic output and 2.9 million lost jobs by 2040, American manufacturers have warned this could be the most expensive regulation ever written.
Nov 20, 2014 Press Release
Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL-6), Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) , John Shimkus (R-IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), and Aaron Schock (R-IL-18) today released the following statement reacting to President Obama’s announcement that he will be using an executive order to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants.
Nov 19, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) joined over two dozen Members of Congress in a letter to President Obama expressing concern about the Administration’s plan to take executive action on immigration reform.
Nov 17, 2014 Press Release
A total of 73 tornadoes were confirmed throughout the Midwest on November 17, 2013, claiming eight lives and inflicting much of their damage on areas represented by Congressmen Shimkus and Schock.
Nov 10, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) mourned the loss of three prominent Illinois public figures this past weekend. Southern Illinois University Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela as well as former Congressmen Lane Evans and Phil Crane all passed away separately since Wednesday.
Nov 6, 2014 Press Release
"As a marine, lawyer and congressman, Lane Evans always fought for the causes and constituents he cared so deeply for. His dedication to public service was a model for us all. My prayers are with his friends and family during this difficult time."
Oct 28, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) released the following statement on the reported uranium hexafluoride release at the Honeywell plant in Metropolis
Oct 22, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) was presented with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for his votes during the 113th Congress. In the report issued from January 2013 – July 2014, Shimkus has a 100 percent voting record.
Oct 17, 2014 Press Release
Today I join a growing number of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in calling on President Obama to impose a commercial travel ban between the U.S. and Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.
Oct 10, 2014 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) recognized the McHenry Chapel’s 200th anniversary by entering a statement into the permanent record of the United States House of Representatives.