Feb 18, 2016

Shimkus Endorsed by U.S. Chamber

“Plain and simple, John Shimkus is an effective conservative who is laser-focused on governing.  We are honored to add our endorsement in partnership with the… read more

Feb 9, 2016

Shimkus earns Farm Bureau endorsement

CHARLESTON — ACTIVATOR, the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Political Involvement Fund, announced its endorsement of John Shimkus for re-election in the 15th Congressional District Republican primary… read more

Feb 5, 2016

U.S. Rep. Shimkus receives NRA endorsement

The National Rifle Association has endorsed U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, in his re-election bid this year. In its endorsement letter, the NRA noted Shimkus… read more

Jan 15, 2016

Shimkus Votes to Block Obama Administration Overreach

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted this week to block two of the Obama Administration’s most controversial water rules. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 1644,… read more

Jan 5, 2016

Southern Illinois lawmakers react to Obama’s plan to regulate gun sales

CARBONDALE — In Southern Illinois, elected officials from both sides of the aisle roundly criticized the president’s executive actions to tighten regulations on gun sales, calling… read more

Dec 31, 2015

Shimkus Visits Area to Tout New Law to Assist Small Rural Drinking Water Systems

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) Wednesday joined local leaders in Dieterich, Marshall, Lawrenceville and Sandoval to announce the availability of technical assistance for rural water… read more

Dec 24, 2015

Shimkus calls for renewal of sanctions against Iran

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) signed two letters last week to President Barack Obama in regards to the administration’s silence on Iran’s purchase of state-of-the-art… read more

Dec 23, 2015

Shimkus discusses local, international issues

Marking his 19th year in office, U.S. Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has seen a lot of changes, primarily to his district. Shimkus won his… read more

Dec 17, 2015

Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act becomes law

President Barack Obama signed the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act, S. 611, into law this week, making it easier for small,… read more

Dec 17, 2015

Shimkus touts availability to local constituents

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois) reminds constituents in the Illinois 15th Congressional District of his availability to meet with them in their communities. “Since I… read more