Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Sep 15, 2009 Press Release
In the wake of recent news accounts about potential criminal activity coupled with actual charges pending in several states, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) is joining the effort to end all federal funding for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Sep 9, 2009 Press Release
I am pleased to announce four recipients of funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The grant program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.
Jul 31, 2009 Press Release
The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 passed the House.
Jun 30, 2009 Press Release
High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested must apply now for summer 2010 admission.
Jun 29, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus voted against the so-called American Clean Energy and Security Act (HR 2454) or Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill. The House narrowly passed the bill 219-212.
Jun 11, 2009 Press Release
Television becomes all digital on Friday, June 12.
Jun 10, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus recognized the 100th anniversary of the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville by entering a statement into the permanent Congressional Record of the Unites States House of Representatives on June 8, 2009.
Jun 10, 2009 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) participated in today's introduction of the American Energy Act and will be an original cosponsor of the legislation. Shimkus joined House Republican leaders at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday.
May 22, 2009 Press Release
Shimkus Amendment to the American Clean Energy and Security Act (HR 2454) in the House Energy and Commerce Committee would have protected coal mining jobs.
May 22, 2009 Press Release
Bill will destroy jobs and raise energy costs, especially in Rural America.