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John Shimkus' Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 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 31, 2014 Shimkus Supports VA Reform Legislation
June 9, 2014 Shimkus Seeks Input from VA Employees, Vets
Jan. 15, 2014 Shimkus Supports Appropriations Package
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
Feb. 11, 2013 Shimkus Inviting Secretary Shinseki to Visit Illiana Health Care System
March 2, 2012 Butterfield Cosponsors Legislation to Help Streamline Job Training for Returning Veteran EMTs
April 13, 2011 Durbin, Kirk, Costello, Shimkus: Restarting Surgeries at Marion VA is Good News for Southern Illinois Veterans
Feb. 8, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 18, 2011 Valentines for Heroes
July 13, 2010 Hearing of the House Committee on the Veterans' Affairs - Veterans at Risk: The Consequences of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Non-Compliance
Sept. 17, 2008 2008 POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sept. 9, 2008 Durbin, Obama, Costello and Shimkus Announce Release of Final AIB Report
Aug. 14, 2008 Durbin, Obama, Costello, Shimkus Respond to AIB Report on Marion Medical Center
July 23, 2008 Letter to The Honorable James B. Peake, M.D., Secretary of Veterans' Affairs
June 19, 2008 Durbin, Obama, Costello, Shimkus: VA Investigation Nearing Completion - New Leadership to be in Place at Marion this Fall
Sept. 29, 2004 Veterans Health Programs and Facilities Enhancement Act of 2004
Sept. 29, 2004 Department of Veterans Affairs Nurse Recruitment and Retention Act of 2004
Sept. 28, 2004 Jim Wham's 9th Annual Memorial Day Service Address
July 7, 2004 Veterans of Foreign Wars #2055 Recognition
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