Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Mar 1, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Schlarman Academy Girls' Basketball Team on their IHSA Class 1A State Championship.
Feb 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the Village of Ludlow will receive $10,000, and the Village of Ridge Farm will receive $30,000, to evaluate updates to their water treatment facilities.
Jan 31, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after President Trump’s first State of the Union Address:
Jan 22, 2018 Press Release
“No one wins in a shutdown. Thankfully this one is over. The bill I voted for today was exactly the same as the one I voted for last week with a change in the date. Now the government is open, our military is being paid, and children’s health care is paid for and extended for six years. Let’s get to work on a final spending bill and immigration reform. Our constituents expect nothing less.”
Jan 20, 2018 Press Release
Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to re-open the government by supporting the House-passed funding bill. The Illinois senators supported a filibuster late last night that led to a government shutdown.
Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced his 19 nominations to the military service academies. The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
Jan 12, 2018 Press Release
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until February 9 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
“The Department of Energy is depressing the uranium market through its uranium bartering program,” Shimkus said after the hearing. “Rather than fully funding the department’s cleanup programs through the annual appropriations process, DOE trades some of the uranium it owns for the cost of certain cleanup projects.”
Dec 20, 2017 Press Release
Today Congressman John Shimkus voted for the tax reform bill supported by President Donald Trump.
Dec 13, 2017 Press Release
Following lunch at the White House with President Donald Trump today, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) and members of the House-Senate Conference Committee held an open meeting to discuss reconciling the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.