Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Jun 29, 2020 Press Release
"On April 3, 2020, Mitch Stanciu, Bob Schafer, Jim Geldert, and Brock Cook were out on a service call when the customer, a veteran from the Vietnam War, collapsed to the ground," Shimkus noted. "The team rushed over, and Schafer and Stanciu, who both knew first aid, rendered assistance."
Jun 22, 2020 Press Release
"With many previously scheduled blood drives cancelled due to the pandemic, the Red Cross continues to face a shortage of blood," Shimkus said. "Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood."
Jun 9, 2020 Press Release
“America’s inland waterway systems are vital supply chains for energy resources and agricultural commodities,” said Shimkus. “This federal investment will help keep those goods moving efficiently to and from the St. Louis region.”
Jun 8, 2020 Press Release
The court's decision comes at a time when soybean farmers across Illinois have already begun applying dicamba to their crop in order to achieve maximum yield potential.
Jun 3, 2020 Press Release
"I commend the Charleston Police Department for its success in obtaining $125,000 as part of the competitive funding process," Shimkus said. "It is especially timely in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the rioting following the tragic death of George Floyd while being arrested in Minneapolis."
Jun 3, 2020 Press Release
“Congress did not intend for the funds provided through the Paycheck Protection Program to supplement state budgets by offsetting the cost they pay for services through private nonprofit service providers."
May 28, 2020 Press Release
"Lydia's technique certainly stood out in her piece. It is a worthy champion to wrap up my final art contest," said Shimkus, who is retiring from Congress at the conclusion of his current term.
May 21, 2020 Press Release
Recently, a report by the National League of Cities found that Illinois continues to withhold funding from local municipalities.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
No governor should be allowed to withhold federal funds appropriated by Congress for local communities that allow small businesses to reopen in accordance with federal health guidelines.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Further action by Congress may be required before life returns to normal, but the rush to leverage this situation to reverse 200 years of House precedent and advance partisan political priorities like cash payments to illegal immigrants and nationwide vote-by-mail mandates is shameful and an affront to the Constitution.