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John Shimkus' Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: John M. Shimkus
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 15, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 15
Primary March 18, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Karen; 3 Children: Daniel, David, Joshua
Birth Date: 02/21/1958
Birth Place: Collinsville, IL
Home City: Collinsville, IL
Religion: Lutheran
Date Title
July 23, 2014 Subcommittee Explores Opportunities to Modernize Environmental Regulation and Protection
July 23, 2014 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee - Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection
July 23, 2014 Letter to Allison Macfarlane, Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Update on Waste Confidence Rule
July 11, 2014 Subcommittee Examines Role of States and Congress under the Constitution
July 11, 2014 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Constitutional Considerations: States vs. Federal Environmental Policy Implementation
June 2, 2014 Shimkus: EPA Cap-and-Trade Rule "All Pain, No Gain'
May 20, 2014 Shimkus Supports Bipartisan Water Resources Legislation
April 29, 2014 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Discussion Draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act
April 22, 2014 Chemicals in Commerce Act
April 9, 2014 IRS Tax Breaks Available for Disaster Victims
March 27, 2014 Shimkus to DOE: "We Have a Site, It's Yucca Mountain, and It's the Law"
March 27, 2014 Roll Call - On Yucca Mountain, Obama Again Treats Law as Merely a Suggestion
Jan. 23, 2014 Reps. Davis, Shimkus, Schock, Kinzinger, Bustos, Enyart Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Fairness to FEMA Disaster Declaration Process
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Bill Shuster, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, David Vitter, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, and Nick J. Rahall II, Ranking Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Protect Important Metro East Priorities
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Bill Shuster, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, David Vitter, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, and Nick J. Rahall II, Ranking Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Protect Provisions Promoting Public-Private Partnerships for Water Infrastructure
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Illinois Disaster Declaration Due to Tornado Damage
Nov. 19, 2013 Shimkus Comments on Court Decision to Zero Out Nuclear Waste
Sept. 27, 2013 Washington Examiner - President Obama, EPA Want to Kill Coal and Raise your Electric Bill
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker, Dept. of Commerce - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack, Dept. of Ag. - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary Jack Lew, Dept of Treasury - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary Ernest Moniz, Dept. of Energy - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 20, 2013 Belleville News-Democrat - Local Lawmakers Displeased with Coal Regulations
Sept. 20, 2013 The News-Gazette - Obama's EPA Trying to Kill Coal & Raise Your Electric Bill
Sept. 18, 2013 Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Continues Examination of Toxic Substances Control Act
July 31, 2013 Subcommittee Presses DOE Secretary Moniz on Strategy For Nuclear Waste Storage
July 25, 2013 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
July 25, 2013 Shimkus Supports Coal Ash Bill in House
June 25, 2013 BND - War on Coal? Local Congressmen Blast White House Plans to Cut Carbon Pollution
June 13, 2013 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act: Understanding its History and Reviewing its Impact
June 13, 2013 Subcommittee Examines Toxic Substances Control Act
June 6, 2013 Subcommittee Advances Four Bills to Improve Environmental Regulations, Increase State Authority, and Protect Jobs
June 5, 2013 Chicago Tribune - Nuclear Waster: Thy Name is Yucca
June 5, 2013 Hearing of the Enviroment and the Economy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup on the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013; the Reducing Excessive Deadlines Obligation Act of 2013; the Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2013; and the Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act of 2013
June 3, 2013 Shimkus Urges Gov. to Sign Fracking Bill
May 21, 2013 Yucca Mountain and Scientific Integrity
May 16, 2013 Hearing of the Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy - "The Fiscal Year 2014 Environmental Protection Agency Budget"
April 25, 2013 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Seek GAO Analysis of Taxpayer Cost and Liability Effects of DOE's Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal
April 16, 2013 The Department of Energy's FY14 Budget Proposal on Nuclear Waste
April 11, 2013 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy - "Discussion Draft of H.R. ___, The Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013"
March 20, 2013 Get the Facts Before Blaming Renewable Fuel Sector
March 20, 2013 Yucca Mountain and Jobs
Jan. 31, 2013 An Unhappy Anniversary: With 15 Years of Broken Promises, Nuclear Waste and Liability Costs Continue to Pile Up
Aug. 2, 2012 Important Issues Facing America and the World
July 24, 2012 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - NRC Policy and Governance Oversight
July 19, 2012 High-Level Nuclear Waste
July 11, 2012 High-Level Nuclear Waste
June 27, 2012 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - The Superfund Common Sense Act" and "The Increasing Manufacturing Competitiveness Through Improved Recycling Act of 2012"
June 27, 2012 Legislative Hearing Highlights Opportunities for Job Creation and Regulatory Relief
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