National Security

National Security threats are real both at home and abroad. As a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a U.S. Army Veteran, John understands the need for a strong, well-funded military. President Obama has decimated our armed forces. This is unacceptable and it is essential that our military has the necessary funding to handle the numerous threats the U.S. faces both at home and abroad.

The U.S. faces many threats abroad and due to the Obama Administration’s missteps and inactions, the U.S. has never been in a weaker military position. Obama’s bad deal with Iran has emboldened and enriched the world’s biggest state of terrorism. It is time for a more robust and aggressive strategy to defeat Islamic radicals in their safe havens abroad.

At home, John believes we must take a more aggressive approach to illegal immigration. He has voted numerous times to build a fence along our southern border to ensure the safety of our homeland and has supported deploying the National Guard troops to our borders, if necessary. Halting illegal immigration by strengthening our borders and ports as well as an effective system that addresses individuals overstaying their visas is a top priority of John’s in Congress.


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1 year ago

Thx to the voters of #IL15 for their support & allowing me to continue to serve them in Congress johnshimkus.com/congressman-jo…

1 year ago

Collinsville volunteers are making calls and knocking doors. Remember, polls are open until 7 PM! https://t.co/ho1xaaNWBf

1 year ago

Volunteers are hard at work getting out the vote. Remember, polls open at 6 am tomorrow! https://t.co/hD3TatwgYZ

1 year ago

Thx to Governor Rauner for speaking on my behalf at the Moultrie County Lincoln Day Dinner last night. Great crowd! https://t.co/8Lb1BcDHhx

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